Last night American Authors made their German debut at the sold out Kantine Berghain. With the crisp, clear sound, cool attitude and charming comments the band around singer Zac Barnett won the audience over within minutes. Starting the set with their hit single and millennial anthem “Believer“ it was obvious that these guys know what they are doing on stage.
I’ve known the band for quite a while now but I was amazed about the progress they’ve made during the last year. From being the indie darling band of the moment and every ones secret favorite they’ve moved up to another league now. Foster the People, Fun or Imagine Dragons should probably start to keep an eye on them right now (NOW!), because American Authors are catching up fast with their outstanding combination of danceable music and smart lyrics. When Zac sings: "streched my hands out to the sky, we danced with monsters through the night, I'm never gonna look back, whoa I'm never gonna give it up" you just know that this futurebound attitude will take them a long way, because in every note they're playing and singing you can sense the fun and gratitude for being on stage.
American Authors make music for hitting the road with your friends and no destination in mind. This is music for drinking too much wine on the beach after a long surf day, for dancing under the stars in the middle of nowhere, for watching sunsets from hidden rooftops you’re not supposed to sit on. This is music for eating the best Berlin burgers in the middle of the night, knowing that you’re exactly where you need to be in that moment: “And we laughed, oh and we cried, and thought - oh what a life.”
Their Debut Album "Oh what a life" will be released this Friday, go buy it!