THE X AMBASSADORS ARE AN AMERICAN ROCK BAND ORIGINALLY FROM ITHACA COMPOSED BY SAM HARRIS, CASEY HARRIS, NOAH FELDSHUH AND ADAM LEVIN. THESE FIVE GUYS HAVE BECOME KNOWN WORLDWIDE THIS YEAR WITH THE SONG "RENEGADES". WE DECIDED TO INTERVIEW THEM FOR OUR MUSIC ISSUE
Which was the first concert you did go to?
James Taylor when I was around 9 years old.
The tracks of “VHS” have a strong autobiographical imprint and also tell of intimate moments: there was a moment when you realized that your song was too personal?
You can never get “too personal” with a song. The deeper you can dig, the more treasures you’ll find. We are all a part of the human experience so we all have a lot more in common than we may realize.
The meaning for you of the word “freedom”?
Having the knowledge that no one knows what’s best for you, except yourself.
Do you have a ritual before going on stage?
I do yoga, stretch, and work out. Then I steam, hydrate and listen to music.
Where did you record your first album?
In our van, in hotel rooms, bathrooms, backstage, and my girlfriend’s apartment (I didn’t have my own place at the time).
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I say “music”?
Life. And Work. And gratification.
What is the motto of the X Ambassadors?
Speak for the unspoken.