One Republic have started on their sophomore album after the their highly successful debut Dreaming Out Loud according to Billboard. What was supposed to be a reissue instead turned into a full on new project. According to guitarist Zach Filkins, "Initially we were going to add a new song to a deluxe album, but then instead of doing that we decided to maybe just work on the second album. We're extremely excited to get going with something new because we've been playing a lot of these songs for five years now. So we're definitely ready and inspired for the new album, which is part of the reason why we got off the road. We were supposed to tour into next year."
Seems as though the band got inspire on the international leg of their tour. "In listening to what was coming out, we decided maybe we should stop and take advantage of this and write the second album," Filkins says. "The new stuff is a real blend of rock mixed with pop and some of the songs are clearly like top 40 and other stuff is going to be a little more obscure." 2 tentative tracks for the new album will be "All the Right Moves," which is upbeat and pop based and the /keyboard-heavy "The Other Side."
Will Timbaland be on the new album? Guess we'll have to wait and see.