For my last blog post, I decided to write about the X Ambassadors. The X Ambassadors are an American rock band from Ithaca, New York. It currently consists of lead vocalist Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, lead guitarist Noah Feldshuh, and drummer Adam Levin. Ambassadors began as a band titled simply Ambassadors, touring with artists such as LIGHTS. During this time, they self-released their debut EP, Ambassadors EP, creating a music video for its lead single, “Tropisms”. Shortly after, the band self-released its debut LP, Litost, which included the song “Litost”, which would later be used on the soundtrack for The Host. The band signed a music publishing deal in 2012 with SONGS Music Publishing. The band started a Kickstarter account to shoot a video for the lead single, “Unconsolable,” which would be re-recorded late. “Unconsolable” by them was on the Love Songs Drug Songs EP. The group was noticed by Imagine Dragons while frontman a Dan Reynolds was sick in the hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. Reynolds heard an acoustic version of “Unconsolable” on 96X WROX-FM and asked Interscope to sign the band as soon as possible. X Ambassadors released their debut major label EP, Love Songs Drug Songs in 2013. The EP included the track “Stranger” co-written by Dan Reynolds. In promotion of the EP they toured supporting Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Eat World and The Mowglis. In 2014, the band released a second major label EP, The Reason. In promotion of the new EP, X Ambassadors supported Panic! at the Disco and Imagine Dragons on their respective tours. They also featured in The Knocks’ single “Comfortable” from their second EP with the same name.
The reason I chose this band is because one of their popular songs is one of my favorite songs of all times. The song is called Renegades. The song reminds me of one of my favorite memories in my life. The song is all about adventures and good times, and the first time I heard the song was on my way to go cliff jumping with my best friends in the middle of the summer. “Running wild and running free” is my favorite line of the song. It reminds me of one of the best days in my life and thats why I love music. It can remind you of some of the best times in your life.