Ryan Tedder Explains Recent OneRepublic Media Hiatus: 'I Was on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'
publish date: 2017-04-27
In a Facebook post, the OneRepublic frontman details the anxiety that nearly caused him to quit altogether.
Ryan Tedder, prolific pop songwriter/producer and frontman for OneRepublic, posted a long message to the band's Facebook wall Thursday (April 27) expressing his disdain for album promotional cycles and teasing the band's upcoming single, the Stargate collaboration "No Vacancy."
Most notably, though, the note delves into the mental health issues Tedder struggled with shortly after the release of last year's Oh My My LP, which led to him calling for a complete pause on the group's promotion of the album. Tedder explained that after an endless sequence of live dates, recording sessions and promotional appearances for OneRepublic, he "hit a physical, emotional, psychological wall."