X AMBASSADORS Share ‘Hold You Down’ Video Celebrating Brotherhood

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RELEASE ‘HOLD YOU DOWN’
Ahead of the new album ORION out June 14th

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Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors release a new song from their forthcoming album ORION. ‘HOLD YOU DOWN’ was produced by Ricky Reed and is available at all digital retailers.

It follows the release of ‘BOOM’ and ‘HEY CHILD’, all of which will be featured on the band’s new album out June 14th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Fans who pre-order ORION will receive all three songs instantly. Pre-order ORION now at http://smarturl.it/OrionXA.

Also out is an accompanying video for ‘HOLD YOU DOWN’, which was directed by Najeeb Tarazi and features home video footage from lead singer Sam Harris and his brother, keyboardist Casey Harris’, childhood growing up in Ithaca, NY. It gives an inside look at the bond between these two brothers, something that has been a theme throughout their music.

“’Hold You Down’ is a song about devotion”, says X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris.  “Saying to that one person / those people in your life, ‘no matter what happens, I will always be there for you’. My brother and I have lived through a lot together over the last 30 years, so I dedicate this one to us”.

X Ambassadors will follow up the release of ORION performing album release shows in five cities across the US where they will showcase new material from the record plus fan favourites. The band recently performed a sold-out headline date at London’s Scala as part of their European tour and will continue this Autumn touring in the US. For a complete list of tour dates visit  www.xambassadors.com.

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ORION TRACKLISTING

1. HEY CHILD
2. CONFIDENCE FEAT K. FLAY
3. QUICKSAND
4. BOOM
5. RULE
6. HISTORY
7. RECOVER
8. WASTELAND
9. SHADOWS
10. I DON’T KNOW HOW TO PRAY
11. HOLD YOU DOWN

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X Ambassadors’ debut platinum selling album VHS saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn indie scene outsiders, to chart breaking stalwarts. The album was an intimate insight into Sam Harris and his brother Casey Harris’ youth studded with audio snippets from home movies, and early recording sessions and sound checks. With it, came the genre-defining hits ‘Unsteady’ and ‘Renegades’, a three-year global touring odyssey and a string of high-profile festival performances.

Harris’ songwriting became increasingly personal resulting in the shattering, shimmering 2018 singles ‘JOYFUL’ and ‘Don’t Stay’ followed by a North American headline tour and sold out UK shows. Always looking to give back to the community that raised them X Ambassadors returned to Ithaca for the second annual Cayuga Sound Festival this past September creating and curating two days of musical performances and raising money for local charities.

In 2019 X Ambassadors released ‘BOOM’, a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. The artwork is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colorway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually. He has just 10% of his vision.

X Ambassadors have also collaborated with a number of top names in music and film including Eminem, Tom Morello, Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa, Suicide Squad, Netflix Original Bright and more recently they co-wrote and produced three songs on Lizzo’s debut album including the title track ‘Cuz I Love You’ and lead singer/songwriter Sam Harris has written and produced eight songs on the For The Throne – Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game Of Thrones soundtrack.

 

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X AMBASSADORS Announce London Headline Show & Share ‘BOOM’ Video

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HEADLINE LONDON’S SCALA
APRIL 29TH
&
 SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘BOOM’

X Ambassadors are coming to the UK next month to play a headline show at London’s Scala on April 29th. It will be the award-winning trio’s only UK show forming part of their European run in May.

Having started the year off by releasing their funky, indie pop-rock banger ‘BOOM’, they’ve now shared the yellow and black soaked video, which was directed by award-winning filmmaker and actor Tess Elliot.

Co-written by the band and produced by Ricky Reed (Twenty One Pilots, Leon Bridges), ‘BOOM’  is a song about recovery and personal revolutions. As it’s beat rocks, personal demons and toxic relationships recede in the rearview mirror and the accompanying video depicts this strong message.

The artwork for the track is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colourway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually and is creatively re-interpreted in the video with the use of lights.

Having clocked-up over 4.3 million streams on Spotify, ‘BOOM’ is a popping, lyrically resilient track and an exciting taster of what to expect from their upcoming album due later this year.

The eagerly anticipated second installment is the follow-up to the 2015 gold-certified, breakthrough album VHS, which spawned the multi-platinum selling singles ‘Renegades’ and ‘Unsteady’ and led the band into the mainstream consciousness and a global touring frenzy.

The band have collaborated with a number of top name artists from Imagine Dragons, Tom Morello, Eminem, Jamie N Commons, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa to the likes of Machine Gun Kelly last year on the track ‘Home’ ft. Bebe Rexha.

Formed of brothers Sam and Casey Harris alongside drummer Adam Levin, X Ambassadors’ superb live performances took UK audiences by storm and in 2017 appeared at Reading and Leeds festivals performing to a pack-out crowd on the Radio 1/NME before selling out their headline show at London’s ULU. Last year they returned to London’s Brixton Electric during their massive three-month voyage across the US and Europe and are thrilled to be back in the city next month for another incredible show at the Scala.

Renowned for delivering huge, hook-laden pop hits shaped by Sam’s exceptional vocal and songwriting skills and the band’s flawless instrumentation, the new album will see an evolution of X Ambassadors sound designed for 2019 and beyond.


Tickets for their European tour are on sale now and available to purchase here:
https://www.xambassadors.com/tour

X AMBASSADORS | Brand New Video + Major London Gig Tonight

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RELEASE ACOUSTIC VERSION OF ‘AHEAD OF MYSELF’
WATCH HERE
TONIGHT THEY PLAY BRIXTON ELECTRIC
AS PART OF THEIR JOYFUL EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR
NEW ALBUM JOYFUL
COMING SPRING 2018
ON KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE RECORDS

Multi-platinum selling X Ambassadors have released a stunning stripped-back version of their single ‘Ahead Of Myself’.

This flawless rendition comes before the band kickstart their European headline tour tonight with a show at a near sold-out (1700 capacity) Brixton Electric. This is their first visit back to the UK since their sold-out show at London’s ULU in August and appearances at Reading and Leeds Festival last year.

The band, who are best known for their smash hits ‘Renegades’, ‘Unsteady’, and their recent collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly and Bebe Rexha on the chart single ‘Home’, are set to release Joyful, the follow-up to their 2015 gold certified breakthrough album VHS, via Kidinakorner/Interscope Records this Spring.

As well as ‘Ahead Of Myself’, the trio have shared from the album the soulful title-track ‘Joyful’ and the latest single ‘Don’t Stay’. All three tracks come with videos that were filmed live, capturing the incredible vocals of frontman Sam Harris and the precise playing of band members Casey Harris (keys) and Adam Levin (drummer).

Having emerged out as one of the hottest upcoming bands in 2016, breaking into the UK Top 40, collaborating with top names artists such as Eminem, Tom Morello and Imagine Dragons and accumulating multi-platinum sales, X Ambassadors continue spreading joy through their soulful, alternative music and remain one of the most successful, yet under the radar US bands around.

JOYFUL EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

MARCH

19th – London, Brixton Electric
20th – Paris, Alhambra
22nd – Amsterdam, Melkweg Max
23rd – Cologne, Luxor
24th – Hamburg, Gruenspan
26th – Berlin, Columbia Theater
27th – Warsaw, Stodola
29th – Moscow, Glav Club
31st – Kiev, Carribbean Club

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X AMBASSADORS Reveal Video for ‘Don’t Stay’

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REVEAL VIDEO FOR
‘DON’T STAY’
WATCH HERE

NEW ALBUM COMING SPRING 2018
ON KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE RECORDS

MARCH EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Including Brixton Electric, London on the 19th

Multi-platinum selling rockers X Ambassadors have revealed the video for their latest single, ‘Don’t Stay’ – taken from their new album, ‘Joyful’, out this spring.

Following on from previous singles ‘Joyful’ and ‘Ahead Of Myself’, the video for ‘Don’t Stay’ is the third video of three to feature singer Sam Harris performing the vocals live. The video combines intimate close ups with lonely wide-angle shots, creating an atmospheric accompaniment to the song’s impassioned monologue.

  WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

X Ambassadors will be playing a European tour in March, with the LA based band playing Brixton Electric in London on 19th March. The band will also be playing songs from their gold certified debut album VHS which was released June 30th 2016, debuting at #7 on Billboard’s 200 chart and spawning multi-platinum singles ‘Renegades’ and ‘Unsteady’ as well as platinum single ‘Jungle’.

The band recently performed their previous single ‘Ahead Of Myself’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live – watch their incredible performance here.

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

MARCH
19th – London, Brixton Electric
20th – Paris, Alhambra
22nd – Amsterdam, Melkweg Max
23rd – Cologne, Luxor
24th – Hamburg, Gruenspan
26th – Berlin, Columbia Theater
27th – Warsaw, Stodola
29th – Moscow, Glav Club
31st – Kiev, Carribbean Club

 

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X AMBASSADORS Release Brand New Track ‘Don’t Stay’

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RELEASE NEW SONG
‘DON’T STAY’
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE

NEW ALBUM OUT SPRING 2018
VIA KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE RECORDS
PLAYING LONDON’S BRIXTON ELECTRIC
MARCH 19TH

Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors have released ‘Don’t Stay’, the second of two new songs following the powerful ‘Joyful’ which they launched last week. Both tracks will be featured on X Ambassadors’ new album, JOYFUL, which is set for release this spring on KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records.

The band have also announced details of their JOYFUL spring headline tour, which finds the band joined by a number of different and exciting artists along the way including Jacob Banks, Misterwives, Mondo Cozmo, Now Now, Son Little and The Aces among others during dates in the US and Europe.

The massive three-month trek will see the band come to the UK on March the 19th for a show at London’s Brixton Electric, forming part of the European leg of the tour.

X Ambassadors will be showcasing new material from JOYFUL along with fan favourites such as their double-platinum single ‘Unsteady’ and platinum hit ‘Renegades’ – which spent 12 consecutive weeks at No. 1 at Alternative Radio in the US.

Tickets for the tour are on sale – www.xambassadors.com/tour

JOYFUL EUROPEAN TOUR 2018
Mar. 19 | Electric Brixton | London, UK
Mar. 20 | Alhambra | Paris, FR
Mar. 22 | Melkweg | Amsterdam, NL
Mar. 23 | Kantine | Cologne, GER
Mar. 24 | Grunspan | Hamburg, GER
Mar. 26 | Columbia Theater | Berlin, GER
Mar. 27 | Klub Stodola | Warsaw, POL

X Ambassadors “Don’t Stay” Single
Retail: http://smarturl.it/DontStay
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/DontStay/amazonmusicbuy
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/DontStay/applemusic Google: http://smarturl.it/DontStay/googleplay
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DontStay/itunes
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/DontStay/spotify

 

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If you think you haven’t heard of this band yet, chances are you’re wrong.  Some of their songs have been featured in video games, commercials, TV show promos and movies.  If, by some odd chance, you haven’t heard said songs, I can guarantee you will soon.

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X Ambassadors consists of members Sam Harris, Casey Harris, Noah Feldshuh and Adam Levin.  They’re an alternative band from Ithaca, New York who have an amazing, authentic sound to them.  Blending rock, soul and hip hop vibes that create an unconventional sound is what draws you in, and their lyrics get you hooked.  Thankfully (for us), they were discovered by Imagine Dragons lead singer, Dan Reynolds, after he heard an acoustic version of “Unconsolable” on the radio.  What makes them extra unique is that lead singer, Sam, and pianist, Casey, are brothers and Casey was born blind.  This didn’t stop him from living the dream…

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X AMBASSADORS Release New Single ‘JOYFUL’

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RELEASE POWERFUL AND REDEMPTIVE NEW SINGLE
‘JOYFUL’ 
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

ADDED TO SPOTIFY NEW MUSIC FRIDAY UK

NEW ALBUM COMING SPRING 2018
ON KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE RECORDS

MARCH EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Including Brixton Electric, London on the 19th

 

Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors release their powerful and redemptive new single ‘Joyful’ today via all digital retailers. The song is an emotionally raw and impassioned reminder to take a deep breath when the world is crashing down and do the hardest thing – simply appreciate being alive. ‘Joyful’ will appear on the band’s new album by the same name which is set for release this spring on KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records.

‘Joyful’ is accompanied by a moving music video that was directed by award winning filmmaker and actress Tess Harrison and visually picks up where the video for the last single ‘Ahead of Myself’ left off.  The video was shot at the historic Los Angeles Theater in downtown LA and once again X Ambassadors’ Sam Harris has opted to sing live for the filming and ‘Joyful’ finds him joined by the band – his brother Casey Harris and Adam Levin – and a gospel choir, all of whom were all captured live as well.

The new single continues a narrative for X Ambassadors, who endeavor to find their voice in these chaotic and uncertain times.  Last March they released the inspirational song ‘Hoping’ and donated the proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union. ‘Joyful’ is more personal than ‘Hoping’, however the message is as universal.

About the song, Sam Harris explains, “I wrote this song as a reminder to myself and to try and learn how to forgive someone. Heartbreak never fails to pull the rug out from under your feet. The pain is always unrecognisable, no matter what shape or form it takes. But heartbreak can be strangely comforting, and can bring a certain clarity to things. You start to recognise what you can and can’t control – to forgive yourself a little, and to take in the beauty of the world around you.

’Joyful’ was one of the first songs we wrote for the new album. We’d just gotten off 2 years of touring – my body was fragile, my mind was a mess, and my heart had just been broken by someone I cared about very much. So I got lost in my work, looking for something to help ground me.”

When writing ‘Joyful’, Sam, drew inspiration from his brother Casey, who is legally blind and manages to find the light and joy in everyday life, as well as his personal experiences such as writing a song with Yemen artist Methal for Spotify’s ‘I’m with the banned’. For Sam, the realisation that we live in a country where we are free to express our ideas in and of itself is something to be grateful for.

‘Joyful’ was written and produced by X Ambassadors, mixed by Manny Marroquin (Rihanna, Sia, Bastille) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (David Bowie, Calle 13).

X Ambassadors are excited to share ‘Joyful’ live on their upcoming March European tour, with the LA based band playing Brixton Electric in London on 19th March. The band will also be playing songs from their gold certified debut album VHS which was released June 30th 2016, debuting at #7 on Billboard’s 200 chart and spawning multi-platinum singles ‘Renegades’ and ‘Unsteady’ as well as platinum single ‘Jungle’.

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
MARCH
19th – London, Brixton Electric
20th – Paris, Alhambra
22nd – Amsterdam, Melkweg Max
23rd – Cologne, Luxor
24th – Hamburg, Gruenspan
26th – Berlin, Columbia Theater
27th – Warsaw, Stodola
29th – Moscow, Glav Club
31st – Kiev, Carribbean Club

X Ambassadors ‘Joyful’ single available here:
http://smarturl.it/Joyful

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