Report: No Doubt Working with Ryan Tedder

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According to Billboard magazine reporter @ahampp, No Doubt have been joined in the studio by OneRepublic’s lead singer, Ryan Tedder. Some of the band’s biggest hits include “Apologize”, “All The Right Moves”, and “Good Life”.

This could be a pretty unique collaboration and something new for sure. Can we expect a duet? Or a new writing partner? Nothing has been confirmed of course, but it’s still something to keep in mind. Lately, Ryan has worked with others including Adele, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce.

@ahampp Some extra detail not in @emilyzemler’s @nodoubt story…Ryan Tedder has already been in the studio w/ the band

20 Replies to “Report: No Doubt Working with Ryan Tedder”

  1. I’ve got a feeling that the new album will be their most generic project they will ever release. I feel it coming: No Doubt a la Black Eyed Peas. I Gotta Feeling.

  2. I do think it is going to be very radio friendly pop soft rock. Hopefully they suceed with doing that this time though!

  3. I think we should all keep an open mind about this collaboration, too. It makes me think of “Early Winter” when Gwen teamed up with Keane.

  4. I hope this works out, but all I can say is “meh” about this. I won’t judge until I hear the final product though. I will be really pissed though if they are trying to write “hits” again. Just make some damn good music and let it flourish, I know they know what good music is.

    1. Couldn’t agree more! At least Tedder know how to record things properly.

      Here’s hoping we won’t have another album of overly polished songs mixed at the same audio level. I swear, one of my problems with P&S was the mixing of it. Gwen’s vocals and all of the instruments were pushed right to the front. You could barely make any of the odd sound effects, vocal distortions and keyboards they were going for half the time.

  5. Isn’t he the one who sold Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson the same song though? That’s what has me worried…but I will try to keep an open mind.

  6. I agree Amanda. Maybe it’s just that P&S left me with a bad feeling but this might turn out to be good. I just get really frustrated when they are trying to write “hits” and that’s the main goal. I never thought that was good inspiration, it’s too shallow and it sounds like you are making the music for the wrong reasons.

    1. Blame meeting Prince for that. He asked her if she had ever tried to just write a hit song. Ever since, and Gwen’s said this in multiple interviews, she only wants to write hits and she only wants to play arenas, because if you’re going to do it, you might as well go for the biggest stuff. Which, look, ambition isn’t the problem. It’s the shallowness and obvious desperation of it.

      They can’t just write a good song, they have to overwrite and overproduce and over-think EVERY song. So by the time it gets released, it’s a very toothless endeavor. Which was the main problem with P&S. Three years, and all you wrote was 10 songs, and you rewrote one of Gwen’s unused solo ones? 😐

  7. As long as the songs have substance, I’m okay with the “hit” thing. I just hope the “overwhelmed” theme of P/S is dead and buried. I can’t take another album like that! I feel overwhelmed enough in my life, I don’t need to listen to an album about it too LOL

  8. They are seemingly putting the effort forward that should have been put into p&s. But skrillex and this guy? Seems to desperate. I think they should bring back the TK team!!! Why has that never happened? ?

  9. Really? I never knew that. He did a damn good job with that ablum though. I wonder how long they are going to take on this album before we hear it.

  10. I can’t remember what it was for, but Eric talked about it once in an interview. Maybe Behind The Music? ND worked with Wilder again in the early stages of ROS, but then moved on. I’m assuming Wilder produced Leftovers and New since those were the early ROS songs, but I could be mistaken!

  11. Thanks for the correction Jenny! 😀 Big Distraction was one of Wilders productions. I wish they would reconsider him because they did great work together…

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