After a four month hiatus, OneRepublic are finally back with a brand new song called “No Vacancy,” and you can stream it right here!
In a lengthy Facebook post, frontman Ryan Tedder reveals that the real reason for their four month break has been his battle with anxiety that nearly caused him to quit. In the post, Ryan also expresses his disdain for album promo cycles and the band’s exciting future plans for releasing new music.
“I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, not sleeping, on meds, not happy, anxiety on a crippling level and it was triggered from sheer exhaustion,” Ryan wrote in the statement, adding that he is now looking to release new music with OneRepublic “as often as humanly possible.”
In the post, Ryan also admits that “No Vacancy” was originally intended for Selena Gomez: “So whats ‘No Vacancy‘ and where did it come from? I had a series of sessions with my friends Tor and Mikkel (Stargate) in early January. The 2nd song we wrote was ‘No Vacancy‘. The session didn’t start as a song for OneRepublic, we were trying to write a Gotye style song for Selena actually, but when I sang the chorus it just felt right. The lyric idea started with me thinking about my kids and then I realized it was kinda just relatable to anyone. It had a Police vibe I loved… Tor sped it up and added the plucky guitar chords. A month later we ended up doing a concert in the Caribbean and that’s where I finished the lyrics and vocals and instrumental bits.”
“No Vacancy” is also available on iTunes now!
OneRepublic – ‘No Vacancy’ (Official Lyric Video)
Click inside to read the lyrics to OneRepublic’s new song “No Vacancy”…