Earlier this month I had the pleasure of interviewing OneRepublic. The first single off their upcoming album was released on Monday and a portion of the proceeds of the song go to Save the Children. Frontman Ryan Tedder told me how the idea came about and how important it was for the band to do something bigger than they are.
“Initially we just had the beginning of a song. Save the Children came along and it coincided with another thought that we had as a band which was on this album to really focus on doing stuff that actually served a greater purpose other than just putting out another song,” he said. “The process of trying to get hits or constantly keep up with the Joneses, after a certain point it’s like, ‘Wait. Why are we doing this?’”
To learn more about the single, visit CBS.