Ryan Ted­der: OneRepub­lic hit a wall

Kuwait Times - - Lifestyle -

Ryan Ted­der ad­mits OneRepub­lic had “hit a wall” af­ter a decade on the road. The 38-year-old mu­si­cian says the ‘Count­ing Stars’ group had burned them­selves out and be­came “vic­tims of our own am­bi­tion” by push­ing them­selves too hard, and that’s why they de­cided to take a three-month hia­tus. Speak­ing in the Spring/Sum­mer edi­tion of ROLLER­COASTER mag­a­zine, Ryan ad­mit­ted: “We reached our 10-year an­niver­sary last Jan­uary, and we cel­e­brated by tak­ing three months off! “We went in too hard with too many things and we even­tu­ally be­come vic­tims of our own am­bi­tion. “In a decade, I don’t think any one of us has pat­ted our­selves on the back. “We op­er­ate under the as­sump­tion that it could all be gone to­mor­row, that the very next song you put out could be a com­plete dis­as­ter. “I think for a lot of artists it takes hit­ting the wall be­fore you re­al­ize where the wall is. “You’re run­ning in the dark and then it hits you. “Now that I know where that wall is, I be­lieve and pray that I’ll never hit it again.” Ryan hopes in 2018 he will be­come a more “bal­anced per­son” no mat­ter how suc­cess­ful OneRepub­lic are. He con­fessed: “I want to be a healthy, bal­anced per­son and if in 10 years from now I’m health­ier and more bal­anced I don’t give a damn what hap­pens in my ca­reer. I’ll be happy as a per­son and that’s my goal.” Along­side his band - who re­leased their last LP ‘Oh My My’ in 2016 - Ryan has pro­duced and co-writ­ten tracks for the likes of Bea­tles leg­end Sir Paul Mc­Cart­ney, Adele and Camila Ca­bello, and he cred­its not be­ing a “one trick pony” for re­main­ing rel­e­vant. He said: “I could talk about mu­sic for days. If you’re just a one trick pony and you stick to one style then you’re go­ing to phase out even­tu­ally, it’s in­evitable. “I’ve worked with such a di­verse range of artists re­cently. “I did a ses­sion with Camila Ca­bello for her al­bum and was su­per happy with how “Into It” turned out. “The Paul Mc­Cart­ney stuff I’ve done is all re­ally ex­cit­ing - that was my fa­vorite ses­sion ever. I’ve been in the stu­dio with Char­lie Puth and have done some stuff with Logic and Mar­tin Gar­rix so there’s lots to come!”

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