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Why OneRepublic's Song 'Connection' is One of Ryan Tedder's Most Personal

OneRepublic is back with a new song "Connection" ahead of their upcoming fifth album.

While frontman Ryan Tedder is famous for his songwriting prowess this song is one his most personal. He explains to Billboard:

"The hardest thing in the world after a decade of writing is trying to avoid narcissism when possible, and being an artist is incredibly narcissistic. Everyone's world revolves around you, they operate on your timetable, and the bigger the artist, oftentimes the bigger the narcissism."

On the new single and album he says:

"It’s [about] trying to connect with somebody in a real sense. One of my favorite lines is, 'If there's so many people here, then why am I so lonely?' That's really, for me, the human condition and human experience, and that's everything I'm writing about. The whole album is steering towards connection. It's about wanting real human connection in a meaningful way, because that's really all that matters."

"Connection" is out now.

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