Brooklyn-based alt-rock ensemble X Ambassadors make passionate, dark, and literate music that mixes acoustic, electric, and electronic sounds. Originally, the band formed while singer/songwriter Sam Harris, his keyboardist brother Casey Harris, and childhood friend/guitarist Noah Feldshuh were in college. However, X Ambassadors officially solidified around 2010 after the three moved to New York City, where they met drummer Adam Levin. They released their sophomore EP (and major-label debut), Love Songs Drug Songs, on Interscope in 2012. In 2014, the group received wider exposure when its song "The Jungle," a collaboration with Jamie N Commons, was featured in a commercial for Dr. Dre's electronics/headphones company Beats by Dre. On the heels of this success, X Ambassadors released their third EP, The Reason. In 2015, they released their debut full-length album, VHS, which featured production from Alex Da Kid and included "Renegades." The single helped the album debut at number seven on the Billboard 200.