OneRepublic had the kind of year most musicians only dream of. Fronted by Timbaland protégée Ryan Tedder, the band enjoyed a meteoric rise to the mainstream in late 2007, early 2008. Their smash hit single “Apologize” ranks as the most legally downloaded song in history with over 4.3 million digital downloads in the US alone, and the group was recently nominated as Best Pop Performance With Vocals for the 2009 Grammy Awards.
In this episode of Rehearsal Space, band members Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins discuss the bands origins, the difficulty of working with major labels and how they used MySpace to achieve widespread popularity. They go on to share how technology helps them stay creative both on the road and in the recording studio, and the unique role faith plays in their music.
Producer: Mike Raffensperger, Katie Camosy
Director of Photography: Jeremy Leach
Editor: Katie Camosy, Megan Cunningham
Sound: Adam Brawerman