New York-based band X Ambassadors
have released a new video for their hit song "Unsteady," off their recent debut album VHS
. The music video was done in collaboration with the Wounded Warrior Project, and features clips of veterans living with disabilities the challenges that come with it. As with everything the Wounded Warrior Project
does, the video is intended to raise awareness for the countless disabled veterans who face daily challenges long after returning home, and the importance of helping these men and women overcome their challenges.
Even before X Ambassadors broke into the album charts, the band has long been supporters of both wounded veterans and people living with disabilities. The band first started getting radio play in Norfolk, Virginia, a well-established Naval town, "And so we started off from the very beginning with a very loyal core fan base of veterans and their families," singer Sam Harris explains. More personally, guitarist Noah Feldshuh had a friend suffering from PTSD reach out for him for help. "He was not given his due treatment, really, when he came back" Feldshuh says, "To hear him talk about that, I was appalled."
Keyboardist Casey Harris also knows first-hand what it's like to live with a disability, as he has been visually impaired since he was born, which has made the band as a whole more mindful of those who go unnoticed by the majority of people. This is not the first time the band has featured people with disabilities, as the video for their song "Renegades" follows the stories of those overcoming the challenges that come with living with disabilities. With their new video, X Ambassadors and the Wounded Warrior Project hope to increase the conversation about helping those who return from war and ensuring they receive the proper amount of support needed to live happy lives.