Brooklyn-based alternative rock band American Authors first met as students at Berklee College of Music. Shortly after, the foursome dropped out, moved into a small apartment in Bushwick, New York, and started a band. They went on to write "Believer," the first song to develop their signature sound.
Within one month and without a record label, "Believer" made it onto Sirius XM’s Alt Nation radio tough-as-nails Alt 18 Countdown and led to a huge spike in social media and music sales. In 2013, their second single, "Best Day of My Life," was featured in several commercials, including ones for Lowe's and Hyundai, and in the "Delivery Man" trailer.
American Authors is comprised of Zac Barnett, vocals, James Adam Shelley, guitar/banjo, Dave Rublin, bass, and Matt Sanchez, drums. Together they hail from the four corners of the country, each bringing their own influences and experiences to the writing table to create pop-flavored alternative rock, sprinkled with four-part harmonies, spirited lyrics, and contagious optimism.