Here are a few things you might need to know about X-Ambassadors:
(1) They’re from Ithaca in upstate New York. They were known simply as “Ambassadors” in the beginning, but since there were dozens of other bands who had used that name first, they wisely decided to avoid legal issues by adding the “X.” Good move.
(2) There are two Harris brothers in the band, Sam and Casey. Casey has been blind since he was born.
(3) They owe their major record label deal to the Imagine Dragons who were fans of their early work and urged their record company to sign them.
And (4) their big hit “Renegades” was actually written as part of a commercial campaign for Jeep and their Jeep Renegade. Hey, these days, bands need to bring in revenue from wherever they can.