X Ambassadors Biography
X Ambassadors began as a band titled simply Ambassadors, touring with artists such as LIGHTS. During this time, they self-released their debut EP, Ambassadors EP, creating a music video for its lead single, "Tropisms". Shortly after, the band self-released its debut LP, Litost. The band started a Kickstarter account to shoot a video for the lead single, "Unconsolable," which would be re-recorded later.The LP's titular song, "Litost," would later be used on the soundtrack for The Host and, like "Unconsolable," on the Love Songs Drug Songs EP. Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds heard an acoustic version of "Unconsolable" on a local radio station and asked Interscope to sign the band as soon as possible.
X Ambassadors released their debut major label EP Love Songs Drug Songs in 2013. The EP included the track "Stranger" co-written by Dan Reynolds. In promotion of the EP they toured supporting Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Eat World, and The Mowglis. In 2014, the band released a second major label EP, The Reason. In promotion of the new EP, X Ambassadors will support Panic! at the Disco and Imagine Dragons on their respective tours. Upon success of their single "Jungle" with Jamie N Commons, Interscope re-released The Reason EP with that track, bringing its new song total to six.