OneRepublic

OneRepublic Quotes

United States,
2002

OneRepublic is an American pop rock band formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2002. It consists of lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, guitarist Zach Filkins, guitarist Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle, drummer Eddie Fisher and keyboardist Brian Willett. The band first achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act. In late 2002, after OneRepublic played shows throughout the Los Angeles area, a number of record labels approached the band with interest, but the band ultimately signed with Velvet Hammer, an imprint of Columbia Records. They made their first album with producer Greg Wells during the summer and fall of 2005 at his studio, Rocket Carousel, in Culver City, California. The album was originally scheduled for release on June 6, 2006, but the group was dropped by Columbia two months before the album ever came out. The lead single of that album, "Apologize", was released on April 30, 2006, on Myspace and received some recognition there, becoming number one on the Myspace charts.

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  • Ryan Tedder: I've been shockingly more busy than I thought possible during a pandemic. Once people realized I was accessible and quarantined in a recording studio, it's almost like a green light turned on.
  • Ryan Tedder: With only two songs left to finish, one of them happened to be ‘Better Days.’ We write about real experiences and events that happen to us - this is what happens when you write a song during a crisis.