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OneRepublic to return with new album

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Colorado rockers OneRepublic’s fourth record is on the way, according to a letter from the band’s frontman Ryan Tedder that appeared on a brand new website for the group Tuesday morning.

“Making an album is NEVER easy,” Tedder writes in the letter. “Attempting to make the greaetst album of your life is even less easy. That’s what we have been doing, and while beauty is in the eye of the beholder and musical excellence is subjective. We think we have accomplished what we set out to do.”

OneRepublic’s last album Native came in 2013 and they began writing for the new set shortly after, during the tour that followed. (Of course, Tedder was also pretty busy with extracurriculars like producing tracks on mega-star Taylor Swift’s 1989 and serving as a guest mentor on The Voice.) 

No release date is given for the new set, but the singer’s letter says it was inspired by all their global trekking. “The writing process started in late August of 2014, while on tour in Austin, TX,” he writes. “It then picked up in Dublin, and continued thru Paris, London, Italy, Estonia, Turkey, Russia, South America, and dozens of other countries.” See the whole letter below.