In a recent interview with About.com, hit songwriter and OneRepublic frontman, Ryan Tedder was positively giddy about work he’s done with Adam Lambert:
Yeah, you should look out for Adam Lambert. I’ve done, as of now, and it could change, but as of now, four songs for his album. I’ve never watched American Idol until this year. Ironically, I’ve worked with enough of them you think I would have, but I never had. But this year I saw that guy and thought, “Man this guy’s out of his mind, it’s amazing.” Finally something different. This guy doesn’t care. I love it, and so I did four songs with him. I’m not going to say what the single is. I’m actually trying to find out what the first single is right now. I’ll just say I’ve got these two now that are in contention. I would love, of course, to have the single.
Adam flew to Denver a couple of weeks ago to work with Tedder. At the end of the Denver sessions, Adam tweeted, “In Denver recording w Ryan Tedder!!! Get ready for your Sonic Lobotomy!…Denver Tedder sessions were major!”
Two of the 4 songs Tedder did with Adam are in contention for the first single. Let’s hope they’re not “Already Gone” part 2. Just playin. Actually, Tedder’s infectious excitement over working with the glittery one gives me hope he didn’t phone it on on those sessions.
Speaking of Kelly Clarkson… When asked to name his favorite songs for other artists, Tedder answered:
I’ve gotta be honest, man, “Already Gone” still gives me goosebumps. I love the crap out of “Already Gone.” I love that one and for the first time ever, last week in Orlando I heard “Happy, ” the Leona song, on the radio, and that might be my new favorite.
Suck it, Beyonce! Heh. Kiddng aside…Hello damage control?