by X Ambassadors


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X Ambassadors' full-length debut album, 2015's VHS, finds the New York outfit delivering more of its passionate, electronic-tinged pop. Once again working with executive producer Alex Da Kid (Imagine Dragons, Nicki Minaj, Eminem), VHS follows up the group's previous Alex Da Kid-produced EPs, including 2013's Love Songs Drug Songs and 2014's The Reason. As with those releases, VHS showcases the talents of lead singer/songwriter Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, and guitarist Noah Feldsuh. Featured on VHS are several guest collaborations, including the previously released "Jungle" with Jamie N Commons and "Fear" with Imagine Dragons. Also included on VHS is the hit single "Renegades."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/2015
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602547389374
catalogNumber: 002343002
Rank: 24725

Album Credits

Performance Credits

X Ambassadors   Primary Artist
Carlos McSwain   Background Vocals
J Browz   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Strings,Bass Guitar
Mike Del Rio   Background Vocals
Tia Goodrich   Background Vocals
Shatisha Lawson   Background Vocals
Aeisha Sykes   Background Vocals
Travion Howze   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Stephanie Hsu   Art Direction
Adam Levin   Composer
Jayson DeZuzio   Composer,Producer,Additional Production
Imagine Dragons   Composer
Alex Da Kid   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Josh Mosser   Engineer
Justine Massa   Art Direction
Jamie N Commons   Composer
Mike Del Rio   Composer,Producer
Casey Harris   Composer
X Ambassadors   Producer,Engineer
Noah Feldshuh   Composer
Sam Nelson Harris   Art Direction

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VHS 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CarolineBarnett More than 1 year ago
Worth listening to! I was first introduced to X Ambassadors, like most people, through the song "Renegades" playing on the radio. I immediately looked into this artist and really appreciated their album VHS. Appropriately titled; between every 1 or 2 songs the album contains small interludes that highlight a more personal aspect of the band to the listener, as if recorded from a home VHS tape. In no way, shape, or form should this aspect of the album take away from the music or discourage someone from really enjoying this album. In my opinion, I really enjoyed listening to the voices behind the words, but I understand that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. If you don't like the interludes, you can simply skip them and move on to the next song. Just think of them as a behind-the-scenes aspect included with your purchase. Another thing I wanted to address is that many people find that their entire album VHS does not sound exactly the same as their hit song "Renegades" or even their other hit song "Unsteady" that was recently featured as a highlighted song in the movie "Me Before You" starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, based on the book by Jojo Moyes. To me, this is a good thing as I tend to avoid albums and artists who make and record the same thing over and over again under the guise of a new song or album. I like diversity and emotion when I listen to music and I feel that X Ambassadors' album VHS encompasses exactly that. Some of their songs like "Lowlife" and "Nervous" have completely different ideas and melodies than their radio-hit companions "Renegades" and "Unsteady," however that does not, by any means, lessen their worth or quality of the song. It instead promotes more of the band's talent and style. "Lowlife" in particular has a very raw and meaningful message behind the powerful lyrics and amazing melody. Another one of my favorite songs by them, "Fear," was performed with Imagine Dragons and is so different from the usual songs on the radio, I can't get enough of it. Overall, X Ambassadors has quickly become one of my favorite bands. Their album does not feature the same melody stretched between 12 different songs and also offers personal anecdotes between tracks that give the listener more insight into the voices behind the music. The band sounds amazing live and I am looking forward to their new material in the future.
19048979 More than 1 year ago
I want my money back. I bought this on a whim in the store as I liked the song Renegades. However, all of the other songs on the album sound completely different as though done by two different bands. Even worse there are 6 "interludes" throughout the album. These are annoying breaks of random speaking which interrupt the flow of music. I tried to listen to the album a few times to see if I could Learn to like it, but the interludes made that nearly impossible. I highly recommend that if you like the Renegades song, Don't Buy the album, just get the song and save yourself the disappointment.