Ryan Ted­der: Work­ing with Mc­Cart­ney was my fa­vorite week

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Ryan Ted­der says work­ing with his idol Sir Paul Mc­Cart­ney was his "fa­vorite week in his life". The OneRepub­lic front­man and chief song­writer has worked with a whole host stars in­clud­ing re­cently for­mer Fifth Har­mony mem­ber Camila Ca­bello and he even worked with U2 on their forth­com­ing record. How­ever, getting to be in the stu­dio with the Bea­tles leg­end was a def­i­nite tick of his wish list. Speak­ing about what he's work­ing on, Ryan told the lat­est is­sue of Sch?n! Mag­a­zine: "In terms of what I have com­ing, it's all over the map. I did a ses­sion last week with Camila Ca­bello and I'm re­ally happy with it. I'm re­ally ex­cited about the Paul Mc­Cart­ney stuff. Be­yond happy, it's prob­a­bly my fa­vorite ses­sion ever. "I'd go as far as say­ing my fa­vorite week in my life was work­ing with Paul Mc­Cart­ney. "The U2 al­bum is shap­ing up and sound­ing in­cred­i­ble. I also got to do stuff with The Killers on their up­com­ing al­bum. I've also been work­ing with Jessie Ware, a Bri­tish artist, whose sin­gle is out now." Mean­while, the 'Count­ing Stars' hit­maker has been vo­cal about how he feels the al­bum for­mat is be­com­ing out­dated and he says he's found it "free­ing" to just put songs out on stream­ing ser­vices such as Ap­ple Mu­sic and Spo­tify re­cently. This means it's highly un­likely we can ex­pect an­other stu­dio al­bum from the band. Ex­plain­ing his love of stream­ing plat­forms, Ryan said: "All we've been do­ing lately is just do­ing songs. We haven't gone to ra­dio with a sin­gle since prob­a­bly Oc­to­ber. In a way, it's been the most free­ing 9 months I've had in 10 years be­cause I don't have to do any promo. You just put stuff out on Spo­tify and Ap­ple Mu­sic...I think be­ing able to just re­lease mu­sic as you see fit makes it so much eas­ier. Plus, the world kind of tells you what song they love. No Va­cancy - which we put out back in April - could've eas­ily gone to ra­dio...The song is now clos­ing in on 100 mil­lion streams and it's some­thing we have done zero work be­hind. This doesn't mean we won't re­lease sin­gles in the fu­ture, but not al­ways. We will but as and when."

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