Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors release their powerful and redemptive new single “Joyful” today via all digital retailers – http://smarturl.it/Joyful. Written and produced by X Ambassadors, mixed by Manny Marroquin (Rihanna, Sia, Bastille) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (David Bowie, Calle 13), 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.
Fans can pre-order the album in special configurations now and get early access to tickets for X Ambassadors’ spring headline tour which will be announced very soon. Visit https://shop.xambassadors.com for more info.
“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 last single “Ahead of Myself” left off. 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 are singing live as well. The video was shot at the historic Los Angeles Theater in downtown LA and in addition to Sam’s vocals, the music and choir were all captured live as well.
“Joyful” 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. 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 realization that we live in a country where we are free to express our ideas in and of itself is something to be grateful for.
X Ambassadors are excited to share “Joyful” live on their upcoming February tour that has the Ithaca born, LA based band playing a handful of intimate clubs across the US. 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 multiplatinum singles “Renegades” and “Unsteady” as well as platinum single “Jungle.” All confirmed dates below and tickets/VIP tickets available here: https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/x-ambassadors-tour-2018/.
Feb. 13 | Corona Theater | Montreal Feb. 15 | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA Feb. 16 | Brooklyn Steel | Brooklyn, NY Feb. 18 | House of Blues | Boston, MA Feb. 19 | 9:30 Club | Washington, D.C. (SOLD OUT) Feb. 22 | The Belasco Theater | Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT) Feb. 23 | SOMA | San Diego, CA Feb. 26 | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA (SOLD OUT) May 3 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO