American Songwriters and Chad Tepper Team Up on New Single “Timeless”
Alternative rock band American Authors have teamed up with Chad Tepper on their new single “Timeless.” An acoustic guitar-based track that invokes a sense of longing and nostalgia, “Timeless” is out now.
“‘Timeless’ was written late at night in my kitchen after filming a music video. The three of us sat there laughing at our past adventures together and sharing stories from our youth that took us where we are now,” recalls vocalist/guitarist Zac Barnett. “We had become friends with Chad and we were sending music back and forth and the minute he heard ‘Timeless’ he wrote and recorded his part the next day. We knew that was the icing on the cake .”
Chad adds: “Life goes very fast – sometimes you have to look back, remember and celebrate how beautiful life can be. While writing the song, I went back to when I I was a kid and I’m grateful for how far I’ve come, but also all that I’ve been through. You have to be grateful for the life you’ve lived and your past, whether it was good or bad.
Since releasing their debut album Oh, What a Life in 2014, New York-based pop-rock band American Authors have achieved milestones that most bands only dream of. They saw their music climb to the top of the charts and saw singles go multi-platinum. They’ve played award shows, hit the stages of legendary venues around the world, and toured the world with bands like Andy Grammar, OAR, OneRepublic, The Revivalists, and The Fray. Their hit single “Best Day of My Life” has been featured in over 600 movie trailers, TV shows, commercials and as the Stanley Cup Playoffs theme song. Despite those accolades, however, lead singer Zac Barnett swears the greatest day of their lives is yet to come. “We just want to keep going,” he says. “We look forward to continuing this adventure.”
Originally formed in 2006 at Berklee College of Music in Boston, American Authors – Zac Barnett [vocals/guitar]Dave Rublin [bass]and Matt Sanchez [drums] – eventually dropped out of college and moved to Brooklyn to continue honing his airtight songwriting craft.
“The whole reason I attended Berklee College of Music was to find other like-minded musicians to start a band with. I knew I had found these people after the first night we jammed” , says Barnett.
Shortly after moving to Brooklyn, American Authors crossed paths with Shep Goodman at a concert in the city. Eventually signing with Goodman’s production company, Dirty Canvas, the band wrote and recorded “Believer” and soon saw the track thrown into rotation on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation radio. Their next song “Best Day of My Life” was featured in a commercial campaign for Lowes. Soon after, American Authors signed a deal with Island Records.
By 2018, the guys had impressively generated over a billion global streams on a series of alternately striking and soaring smashes. Their unmissable and instantly recognizable breakthrough “Best Day of My Life” achieved triple platinum certification from the RIAA and soared to No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in addition to receiving countless synchronizations from movies, television, video games and sports. Their 2014 feature debut, Oh, What A Life, achieved gold status, while the follow-up What We Live For, spawned another Top 20 hit, “Go Big or Go Home,” in 2016. Along the way, they’ve sold out shows around the world and scorched stages at festivals including Lollapalooza, Firefly Music Festival, BottleRock Napa Valley, Reading Festival and Leeds Festival, to name a few.
Fresh off their critically acclaimed third album Seasons (2019), the band wasted no time returning to the studio to record the EP Counting Down, released during the 2020 pandemic. The condensed album is at simultaneously a sonic adventure, an introspective on overcoming self-doubt and a growing contemplation of hope and opportunity.
More recently, American Authors released a string of singles, including “Nice and Easy” featuring Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, “Move” featuring Santana and Rob Thomas, and “This Time Is Right (N3WPORT REMIX)” featuring CVBZ, and Christmas track “Favorite moment of the year.” They look forward to sharing even more new music in the coming year, starting with “Timeless” featuring Chad Tepper.
Listen to the new single here: