Interview: How Ryan Tedder Helped Colbie Caillat Rethink Her New Album
By Annie Reuter
Colbie Caillat thought she was finished with her new album. That is, until she wrote a song with OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder. That song became her current single “Hold On,” and completely changed the direction she was going toward. In a video interview with Radio.com (watch above), Caillat explained how that writing session came together and why Babyface is her favorite producer to work with, as well as previewed some of the tracks on the album expected later this year on Republic Records.
“I flew to Miami where [Tedder] was on tour and we wrote ‘Hold On,'” she told Radio.com. “Once I heard the production and the direction that we went with on this song, it inspired me and everyone on my team of this new sound.”
Caillat said the record will be a mix of the songs she previously recorded for the album, which was originally set to be released last November. The tracks are “a little more classic rock, 70s vibe and these up-tempo departure leaning pop style songs.”
With this record, she worked with several writers and producers she’s used in the past, as well as Babyface, whom she credits as her favorite producer.