Ryan Tedder is “impressed” at how “normal” One Direction are.
The 34-year-old singer found fame with his band One Republic, who have had hits such as Stop and Stare an Counting Stars. He is now rumored to have collaborated with One Direction’s Harry Styles on some new material. Addressing the gossip Ryan shared his thoughts on the hit boy band, which is also made up of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne.
“That’s an interesting rumor. I don’t know if I can confirm or deny that, but what I will say is that I did hang out with One Direction in London,” Ryan quipped when asked by British newspaper The Guardian whether he is currently working with the curly-haired heartthrob. “It sounds completely generic to say, but I’m always impressed or extremely happy when I end up in the same room with a band who are at the stage of nuclear explosion in their career and they’re so normal it almost turns you off. Like, ‘How are you not more messed up right now? I’m looking for syringes, where are they?’ Yes, we did do something is the truth. I can’t say what it’s for, though.”
There have also been reports that Harry is planning to launch a solo career now he has become so well known. Ryan was quick to deny any knowledge of the move after being quizzed on when he thinks the 20-year-old will depart.
“Oh my God, I have no idea. I’ve never had any conversations with him or any of them regarding that,” Ryan insisted.
Along with being a talented singer Ryan is also a successful songwriter, penning and composing tracks for the likes of Adele and Kelly Clarkson. Beyoncé Knowles’ single Halo was originally written and recorded by the handsome musician, but he is against accusations that she unfairly adds her name to the song’s credits.
“I can’t speak for all of the songs that she does but I’ll say this: she does stuff on any given song that, when you go from the demo to the final version, takes it to another level that you never would have thought of as the writer,” Ryan explained. “For instance, on Halo, that bridge on her version is completely different to my original one. Basically, she came in, ditched that, edited it, did her vocal thing on it and now it’s become one of my favorite parts of the song. The whole melody, she wrote it spontaneously in the studio. So her credit on that song stems from that.”
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