X Ambassadors – Renegades Review
X Ambassadors had channeled their energy and passion in their mainstream single, “Renegades,” which feels unique and natural, a pretty representative template of the band. It seems that television, video games and films are going great for the X Ambassadors as “Renegades” is being used commercially for the Jeep Renegade these days, just as their other tracks incorporated into multiple projects.
“Renegades” was released on March 3, 2015, as the second single from their debut studio album VHS. The song is supported by acoustic guitars with simple strums, soft percussions and steady clap beats and is completely opposite of their previous track, “Jungle”, which was full of loud drum beats, bombastic claps and electronic instruments. The song sets the tone with vocals that not only butter up their modern direction, but adds a layer of complexity to the sound.
The song’s accompanying music video was released in June 2015, which was shot in the Ithaca, New York; the bands hometown. It illustrates several disabled people working to beat their challenges. A blind woman appeared in the beginning doing a full cross fit workout. The video shows what the life would be with these disabilities and how these folks are enjoying their life in a different way. It had a personal viewpoint to it, as the band member Casey Harris has been blind since childhood.