UPDATE: Watch a teaser of the video for "Wherever I Go" before the full thing drops in the coming week.
Let OneRepublic take you to new heights with their latest release "Wherever I Go."
For several weeks, OneRepublic teased the single title to eager fans by sending them hand-written letters, asked them to participate in their mysterious promotional campaign. It remains to be seen how they'll use the fan interaction, but the band's lead singer, Ryan Tedder, is finally opening up about the group's new song and upcoming album release.
"Wherever I go there's a shadow of you."
Tedder told Wonderland "Wherever I Go" is inspired by works from Miike Snow and uses completely live production, but isn not an accurate signifier of how the rest of the record sounds.
"The single itself does not personify the entire album," he says. "I think it’s gonna be shocking, kind of the first response anyone has is their eyes are kind of spread open like ‘Oh my god’. It’s not indicative of the entire album but it’s kind of like if you go have dinner, you don’t order steak for an appetizer and steak for dinner, you split it up, and you have different things, so the first single is – it’s definitely an appetizer, I think it’s the best appetizer we could come up with."
Director Joseph Kahn (Britney Spears "Toxic," Taylor Swift "Bad Blood") filmed the impending visual, which Tedder describes as "a bit of a mad kind of unicorn" and "bizarre."