Ahead of the release of their new album, ORION, the GRAMMY Museum welcomed X Ambassadors to the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater on June 10, 2019 for an in-depth conversation moderated by Scott Goldman
X Ambassadors’ debut platinum selling album VHS saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn indie scene outsiders, to Billboard 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. In 2019, X Ambassadors released “BOOM,” a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions, along with the new track “HEY CHILD.” In the past few months, X Ambassadors have not only been putting the finishing touches on ORION, working closely with producer Ricky Reed, but have branched out and written and produced for others. The band co-wrote and produced three songs on Lizzo’s new album including the title track “Cuz I Love You” and lead singer/songwriter Sam Harris has written and produced eight songs for the recent For The Throne – Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game Of Thrones soundtrack released on April 26th.