Ryan Tedder Finds His 'Calling' With Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso

30 March 2012
"Calling (Lose My Mind)" — the vocal version of "Calling" by rising star Alesso and Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso — was released weeks before Miami Music Week and has become one of the most popular anthems from the annual EDM get-together in Florida.

It serves as a prelude to a collection of new material fans can expect soon courtesy of the Swedish gents. What makes "Calling (Lose My Mind)" extra special is the addition of an A-list vocal by songwriter to the stars and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. Tedder wrote and sent over a hook intended for another artist to sing, but what Seb and Alesso heard was too good to replace.

Ingrosso leaned on his friends in the business to arrange some one-on-one Tedder time.

"I called a friend of mine who works for Interscope, Dave Rene," Sebastian told MTV News. "He is Mr. Magic when it comes to those kinds of things. I'm like, 'It's going to be a long shot. Do you think that Ryan Tedder could do it?' We sent the track. [Ryan] was like, 'OK. I have 45 minutes in between the American Music Awards.' We ran to the studio, because I live around the corner. Boom. Recorded. Boom. Done."

Having arguably the most sought-after songwriter in the business — Tedder has worked with Beyoncé, B.o.B and Kelly Clarkson, to name just a few — has proven quite successful. This week, the song sits at #2 on Beatport's top 10.

"Ryan Tedder has that voice that everybody likes," Sebastian continued. "You can have his voice in your home, and he's a very nice guy. I think he's one of the most talented songwriters in the world. He does stuff for Adele, so for us, it's a huge honor even to be working with him."

The release of Alesso's next single, the melodious and summery "Years" (Interscope artist Matthew Koma is on the vocal version) is on the way, as well as a banger cut from the cloth of his more sinister hit from last year, "Nillionaire." "He hasn't named it yet," Seb revealed. "I'm dying to release it. I play it all the time. It's one of my favorite tracks at the moment. It's really edgy."

Fans can also expect a Sebastian Ingrosso collab with Tommy Trash, a new solo original, and an Alesso, Steve Angello and Seb team-up on "Why Am I Doing This?" all dropping in the coming months.

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