Life's biggest moments rarely work without a soundtrack. That's why weddings have first dances, athletes have walk-up songs, and road trips have playlists. Back in 2013 no song seemed to resonate more with those seeking to set that special moment to song than American Authors
' "Best Day of My Life". It was everywhere, accompanying videos of proposals, marathons, vacations, singing competitions, even freakin' Kidz Bop. The song was a phenomenon, one the band is still trying to wrap their head around. "It become a lot of people's anthems", singer Zac Barnett recently told us. "Which is cool".
It took us a while (it seems like we've been asking for 2 years) but we finally had the band soundtrack our own momentous moment when they stopped by our Brooklyn digs for a rousing, euphoric session of new songs, plus the obligatory American Authors classic. Here the quartet strip down; a formation that agrees with the group in that it harks back to their roots and serves as a reminder that they are real musicians. Our session also finds the band at an interesting time in their career. They've nearly finished their follow-up to their debut, Oh What A Life
. They are looking ahead, but appreciating their journey to date...a story that they're once again creating the perfect soundtrack to.