‘If I Lose Myself’ Is About Ryan Tedder’s Fear Of Flying

OneRepublic 'If I Lose Myself' behind the scenes

OneRepublic is out with behind the scenes footage from their ‘If I Lose Myself’ music video, where Ryan Tedder, flanked by his bandmates Zach Filkins, Brent Kutzle, Drew Brown and Eddie Fisher, talked about the meaning of the song featured on their upcoming third studio album ‘Native’ (Interscope).

“‘If I Lose Myself’ even though it sounds like this euphoric let’s go crazy tonight song, it’s actually about my buried, latent fear of flying and going down on an airplane, waking up on an airplane and finding out you’re actually going down, and having that moment of sheer panic, looking out the window, seeing your life pass before you, and then somehow finding comfort in the fact that the person sitting next to you is experiencing the same traumatic event,” Tedder explained. “If it’s someone you know or you love then it’s like, well, at least if I lose myself at least it’s with you by your side. It’s kind of a morbid concept, but that’s truthfully where the song came from. But it feels like it’s a celebration of the moment, so in a way that’s what it is. Celebrate now because you only have 60 seconds left.”

As for the concept of the Michael Mueller directed video, Tedder said, “I don’t want to give too much away, other than to say the video storyline was inspired by ’12 Monkeys’ and one of the scenes from ‘The Matrix’, follow the white rabbit. Of course the end, we wanted to have this experience where we’re in the middle of a flash mob kind of concert, but it’s not a typical concert because we’re actually part of the crowd.”

Watch it via VEVO below.

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OneRepublic On Pre-Show Rituals, New Album

OneRepublic recently took time out of their busy year for an interview with Cambio to discuss their pre-show rituals, craziest performances and their upcoming album. In the interview, front man Ryan Tedder mentions how the band is currently writing and recording for the next album and that it’s a very different process from their previous work. The band also talked about their brand new holiday song, “Christmas Without You,” calling it “1965 in your mouth.”

Catch OneRepublic performing on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Saturday, December 31st at 10:00pm EST/PST live on ABC.
For more on OneRepublic, visit their official site. “Christmas Without You” is available on iTunes now.

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OneRepublic Receive Favorite Band, Duo Or Group AMA Nomination

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Nominees for the 39th annual American Music Awards were revealed the other day by Nicki Minaj and Pitbull. OneRepublic have been confirmed as nominees for Favorite Band, Duo or Group alongside Maroon 5 and LMFAO. Fans of the band can go to ABC.com to cast their vote before voting ends on Friday, November 11th. Winners will be announced live during the 2011 AMAs on Sunday, November 20th at 8/7c on ABC.

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OneRepublic ‘Good Life’ Ft. B.o.B. At VH1 Do Something Awards

OneRepublic and rapper B.o.B. hooked up for a performance of ‘Good Life’ during the VH1 Do Something Awards on Thursday. Check out the footage via VH1.com, and head to DoSomething.org to see how you can get involved in your community.

‘Good Life’ and the track ‘Marching On’ are now available in the hit music gaming app Tap Tap Revenge 4 for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android. Both songs are from OneRepublic’s latest release ‘Waking Up’, also available on iTunes.

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OneRepublic Brings ‘The Good Life’ To Luxembourg And Tilburg

OneRepublic continue their “Good Life Series” as they let the cameras follow them through Luxembourg and Tilburg, The Netherlands. Watch the Colorado Springs, Colorado band explore the city streets and a local music shop before playing to thousands of dedicated European fans, as well as the fans themselves in a series of personal interviews below.

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OneRepublic ‘Good Life’ Ft. B.o.B

OneRepublic and rapper B.o.B have combined forces for a new remix of the band’s single ‘Good Life’. OneRepublic also just launched a new online scrapbook to keep up with their fans. Fans who tweet a photo of themselves living the good life, along with the #goodlife hashtag, will automatically be featured in the album on the band’s official website, OneRepublic.net. ‘Good Life’ is the latest single from the band’s album ‘Waking Up’, available now on iTunes.

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OneRepublic Perform On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

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OneRepublic stopped by ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ to perform their new single ‘Good Life’. The band premiered the video for the track last month, which appears on their album ‘Waking Up’, available on iTunes now. Ryan Tedder, Zach Filkins, Brent Kutzle, Drew Brown and Eddie Fisher are gearing up for a busy month with live performances on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ tomorrow night (April 5) and ‘Conan’ on Wednesday (April 6). Watch the ‘Ellen’ performance below the cut. Continue reading

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OneRepublic ‘Good Life’ Video

OneRepublic have just premiered the video for their new single ‘Good Life’. The group teamed up with Ethan Lader, who recently directed B.o.B’s ‘Nothin on You’ and Bruno Mars’ ‘Just The Way You Are’. The track appears on OneRepublic’s sophomore album ‘Waking Up’, which is available now on iTunes. Watch it via YouTube below.

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OneRepublic At Colorado Governor’s Inauguration Celebration

Colorado’s 9NEWS interviewed OneRepublic on Tuesday night for John Hickenlooper’s inauguration celebration for governor. “We thought about it awhile and wondered, ‘What are the political implications for this?’,” Ryan Tedder joked. Watch the interview below.

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OneRepublic ‘Marchin On’ Video

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OneRepublic are out with the video to their new single ‘Marchin On’, the third release from the Colorado Springs, Colorado rock band’s second studio album ‘Waking Up’, out now on Mosley Music Group/Interscope. Watch it via Vevo below the cut. Continue reading

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