On their third album, Seasons, American Authors crank up the volume and soul in a glossy effort that is arguably their strongest album to date. The band, best known for the Top-40 single “Best Day of My Life,” showcases their staying power in the ever-crowded Indie Rock genre. Under the careful tutelage of veteran producers Cason Cooley (Ingrid Michaelson) and Trent Dabbs (Kacey Musgraves), the two co-producers bring out the best in the Brooklyn-based band.
The Fray have announced a headlining tour with American Authors as support. They’ll also be releasing a greatest hits album, Through The Years: The Best of The Fray, that will feature three new songs.
Every once in a while a band comes along that refuses to fit into the constraints of one genre, and American Authors are a refreshing reminder of how liberating that can sound. Since tip-toeing onto the scene a few years ago, the band has landed on radio, television, and Warped Tour. Their song “Best Day” is as ubiquitous as the sunshine in the summer, but their new album What We Live For features the new single “Go Big or Go Home,” and is making its way everywhere. I spoke with Zac from the band at this year’s Warped Tour and you’ll find that video interview below.