X AMBASSADORS RELEASE NEW SONG “OPTIMISTIC” – A CALL TO ACTION IN THE WAKE OF RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS
AND A DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR COMMITMENT TO EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY’S MISSION
Gunshots and online forums
Telling myself I should be
So don’t tell me everything’s alright
I’m trying so hard not to scream…
Shot down in Dayton Ohio
Parkland, Vegas, El Paso
26 AUGUST 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Multi-Platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors have released the new song “OPTIMISTIC” on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada. Written in response to the mass shootings that have occurred in recent weeks in Gilroy, California, Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, the song is a passionate examination of the toll that inaction is taking on our country and our collective psyche. The band will be making a donation to Everytown For Gun Safety following the release of “OPTIMISTIC.” “OPTIMISTIC” is available now at all digital retailers.'
Listen to "OPTIMISTIC" HERE
“We need to keep these conversations going. About gun violence prevention. About keeping families together. About protecting women’s reproductive rights. The 24-hour news cycle is unrelenting, but it’s important we stay vigilant and don’t forget these injustices,” says X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris. “If you want to continue do more and you’d like to see real gun reform passed in the United States Senate, donate and CONTACT YOUR SENATORS. Go to http://everytown.org/act to find out how.“
Produced by X Ambassadors and written by the band and Ross Golan (Maroon 5, Linkin Park), “OPTIMISTIC” was recorded at X Ambassadors’ Los Angeles studio.
X Ambassadors released their sophomore album ORION in June and showcased the new material during album release shows in Boston, New York, Toronto, St. Louis and Chicago. The band will kick off a fall headline tour October 8th at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ. For a complete list of tour dates, and to purchase tickets and VIP packages, visit https://www.xambassadors.com/tour.
The band’s debut album VHS saw X Ambassadors transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn indie scene outsiders to Billboard stalwarts. Now certified Platinum, the album provided an intimate look at 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. In 2019, X Ambassadors released “BOOM,” the first track off ORION, a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. Current single “HOLD YOU DOWN” has over 13.5 million streams worldwide.
About Everytown For Gun Safety
Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.
But something is changing. Nearly 6 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, students and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Together, we are fighting for the changes that we know will save lives. Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your town. Everytown encourages to text CHECKS to 644-33 in order to urge your senators to follow the example of the House and pass Background Checks Now on all gun sales in America.