Mark Kennedy AP Entertainment Writer
New York (AP) — It’s a bit understated to say that X Ambassadors’ third full-length album does a lot.
A concept album about not only a fledgling superhero, but also a journey to Jung’s psychology and Valentine’s Day to an old-fashioned radio drama. It influenced the companion podcast because so many things are happening.
“Anyone who knows our music at this point knows that we are trying different things,” says keyboardist Casey Harris. “So bear with us, and I think you enjoy it.”
“The Beautiful Liar” takes the form of an audiobook and tells the story of a blind teenager suffering from anxiety, discovering her long dormant psychic powers and ultimately achieving self-acceptance. Her story is told in a series of songs interspersed with several hingeless rants and smooth tongue chapter narration.
“Maybe that’s why we got so ambitious to make podcasts and albums because we had more time to make this world,” said lead singer Sam Nelson Harris, Casey. Brothers say.
The seeds of the project came when the brothers messed with some of the new songs in the studio and began adding small audiobook-type narrative fragments.
It was an in-joke story. The Harris Brothers, who grew up in Ithaca, New York, listened to a lot of tape books and radio dramas and got lost in various soundscapes. Maybe they can make an immersive album as well?
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