MtM: American Authors

As I have said in my About section, one of my three passions is music. That’s why I would like to announce that I will be starting a new category tonight, “Music that Moves”. As I think hard about what I would like to bring to this blog, it seems to be becoming more of a variety show, but I think I’m okay with that!

The Back Story

As a lover of all kinds of music, I have learned to appreciate every genre for what they have to bring to the table. Everything has it’s strengths and themes.. and if you pay close enough attention, you can see that they all work toward one common goal: Uniting people. Inspiring people. Moving people. Hence, Music that Moves (MtM)

Note: This is not going to be a review in the traditional sense in that I am not going to be stating what they should do better, or give them any sort of rating. The goal of this series is simply to spread positive and inspirational music.

The Song
“Best Day Of My Life”
American Authors

The Band
American Authors was formed in Boston by Zac Barnett (Vocals), James Adam Shelley (Guitar/Banjo), Dave Rublin (Bass) and Matt Sanchez (Drums) while the four were attending Berklee College of Music. They dropped out and relocated to Brooklyn, where the band is now based. 

Their style has been described as a mix between Fun and Mumford and Sons.

How it Moves
The air of positivity in this song is incredible. It’s just one of those songs that put a smile on your face and can instantly change your mood. I seriously considered setting this song as my alarm as a daily reminder to live each day to it’s fullest.

The video is a very fun watch as well, that offers a unique perspective of the meaning of the song. The main character of the video seems to be lonely and sad, then meets this “monster” and has a fun night on the town. It’s then shown that the majority of the video, monster included, was all a dream when he wakes up at the same bar from the beginning. He apologizes to the bartender and takes his leave. Not long after that, the bartender finds the photos from the booth with the monster, so the video has that corny “Was it a dream or was it reality?” ending, but it can be forgiven due to the immense amount of positivity emanating from the lyrics.

Give Me More!
So far, American Authors has only 1 EP out with 5 songs (all fantastic by the way) and all can be found on Spotify. I’m very interested to see what 2014 brings for this very talented group… I for one hope that a full album is in the mix!

Keep up to date with American Authors via their main site, and be sure to give them a “like” on Facebook


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