Even though neither artist were nominated for a Grammy this year, Zedd and Selena Gomez found their way into the news once again. Ryan Tedder was approached by Billboard outside the Clive Davis Grammy 2015 pre-party Feb. 7 and asked about what he was working on. He revealed that he was part of the oft-discussed Selena Gomez and Zedd collaboration and that the track, possibly titled "I Want You to Know," was finished and could be released in February.
The OneRepublic frontman and songwriting/producing wizard told the publication in a red carpet interview, "The new Zedd/Selena record that has been buzzing about? That's my song!"
He explained further how the collaboration came to be: "I had this idea and I was either going to finish it myself and cut it on another artist. Then randomly, I don't know what it was; maybe 'Clarity' came on the radio, realized Zedd is the guy [for the song]."
"He crushed it," said Tedder of the "Break Free" producer. "I went on a run today and listened to it on repeat in my headphones. And Selena did a bang-up job. She killed it."
Zedd and Ryan Tedder have a good relationship from their past work on the "Clarity" single "Lost At Sea" and, according to Tedder, have remained in contact ever since.
Pushed further about when the track might be released, he replied coyly, "I'll leave it at this: I have a good feeling you might hear it before the end of the month."
Rumors have swirled surrounding Zedd and the "Heart Wants What It Wants" singer about a possible relationship, being dubbed "Zeddlena" after the pair have been seen increasingly in public and posting for pictures together and of each other on Instagram.
Selena may have shared a little more about the track with a cryptic Instagram post last night, Feb. 9. The picture of her and Zedd looking quite cozy together had the caption "Harry to my Sally #feb22 #IWYTK" according to Billboard, but now just reads "IWYTK," which some believe could mean "I Want You To Know."
A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Feb 9, 2015 at 5:43pm PST
If Tedder is right, we may find out everything by the end of the month.