X AMBASSADORS RELEASE NEW SONG & VIDEO "HOLD YOU DOWN" TODAY
New Album ORION To Be Released June 14
- Genre : More Music
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Fri, 31 May 2019
Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors release a new song from their forthcoming album ORION today. “HOLD YOU DOWN” was produced by Ricky Reed and is available at all digital retailers. “HOLD YOU DOWN” follows the release of “BOOM” and “HEY CHILD,” all of which will be featured on the band’s new album ORION when it is released June 14th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Fans who pre-order ORION will receive all three songs instantly. Pre-order ORION now at http://smarturl.it/OrionXA.
Also out today is an accompanying video for “HOLD YOU DOWN.” The clip was directed by Najeeb Tarazi and features home video footage from lead singer Sam Harris and his brother, keyboardist Casey Harris’, childhood growing up in Ithaca, NY. The video for “HOLD YOU DOWN” gives an inside look at the bond between these two brothers, something that has been a theme throughout their music.
“’Hold You Down’ is a song about devotion,” says X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris. “Saying to that one person / those people in your life, ‘no matter what happens, I will always be there for you.’ My brother and I have lived through a lot together over the last 30 years, so I dedicate this one to us.”
X Ambassadors will follow up the release of ORION performing album release shows in five cities (Boston, New York, Toronto, St. Louis and Chicago) where they will showcase new material fromORION plus fan favorites. The band recently announced a fall headline tour. For a complete list of tour dates, and to purchase tickets, visit www.xambassadors.com.
Track listing for ORION is below:
- HEY CHILD
- CONFIDENCE FEAT. K.FLAY
- I DON’T KNOW HOW TO PRAY
- HOLD YOU DOWN
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. Always looking to give back to the community that raised them X Ambassadors returned to Ithaca for the second annual Cayuga Sound Festival this past September creating and curating two days of musical performances and raising money for local charities. In 2019 X Ambassadors released “BOOM,” a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. The artwork for “BOOM” is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colorway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually. He has just 10% of his vision.