Lead vocalist Zac Barnett explains, "Even though ‘Nice And Easy’ plays into the ‘90s rock we grew up on, we wanted to make a version that showed off the band’s folk side. Stripping it down to banjo, guitar, and voice shows off the essence of American Authors."
“The song,” Zac adds, “is a reminder to slow it down and get back to the basics of living life to your full potential.” Listen to the new acoustic version here.
Just a few days ago, American Authors released a remixed version of the track featuring Guy Fieri, who brought a comically irresistible new element to the tune.
Earlier this month, American Authors also performed the original single on US talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan as part of the show’s 4th of July weekend celebration. In an interview with the talk show hosts, the guys shared what they've been up to since the pandemic put a pause on touring nearly a year ago.
Over the last year, the trio have been creating new music as they take control of the output now as an independent band. Since their early success, American Authors have already amassed 1 billion-plus streams, received both multi-platinum and gold plaques, and had sold out shows across the globe. Now, with the current line-up composed of Zac, Dave Rublin (bass, keys), and Matt Sanchez (drums), they are finding their way back to the heart of what brought them together at the beginning.
With what feels like an homage to their early music, “‘Nice And Easy’ is the most 'American Authors' song we’ve released in a long time,” Zac points out. “Not only did we write and produce the song completely ourselves, but we really wanted to make something fun while keeping our signature message of hope."
As they continue their tunnel-visioned yet organic approach with music, fans can expect more music to come in the near future from the Boston-bred, NYC based group. Stay tuned; American Authors have a positive message they want to share with fans everywhere.
“When you listen to us, the goal is for you to leave feeling hopeful and in a better mood,” Zac insists. “The main thing we want is for you to go out and have fun. After the past year, I can see how much this band represents friendship, compassion, and good vibes all around. It’s a message of hope, man.”