X Ambassadors — brothers Sam Helson Harris and Casey Harris, along with Adam Levin — have released another new single, “Half-Life.”

The new single is lifted from their upcoming new album, Townie, which will be released on April 5th, and comes alongside an official performance video

“Half-Life’ is a song that celebrates our friends, lovers, partners, spouses, pets, children—the ones who open up new passages in your heart,” Sam explains on the new single. “New valves and capillaries, new corners you didn’t even know existed before. On a personal note—I’ve been with my wife, Tess, for almost 13 years now, married for 5 of them. But we also grew up together in Ithaca. I’ve known her since I was 17 and I’m 35 now, so that is quite literally half of my life. So, I’ll be selfish for a moment and dedicate this song to her.”

Listen to “Half-life below and pre-order the new record from X Ambassadors here.

”Half-Life” follows previously released tracks “Your Town” and “No Strings,” all of which are featured on Townie. The album marks a compelling new chapter for X Ambassadors as they return to their upstate New York roots and paint an intricate portrait of their hometown’s most mundane aspects and the community that molded them.

The new music follows a move from their hometown of Ithaca, New York to Brooklyn, an explosive debut album, extensive global touring, huge hits “Unsteady” and “Renegades,” as well as recent work with massive artists such as Lizzo, Rihanna, The Weeknd and SZA, and multiple songs penned for major motion pictures.

Reflecting on the project, Sam shares, “A gas station glows in the night, two miles from the Tompkins County line. It cuts through the bleak, winter night like a grotesque, twenty-first century lighthouse. To the east— the college town of Ithaca, NY. To the west, everything else. The air is cold and unforgiving. The landscape every shade of grey and brown on the color-wheel. A couple of teenagers loiter in the parking lot, plotting their escape. Most of them know they won’t ever leave this town, so tonight their escape is a temporary one. Rollies and half-drank liters of Mountain Dew. Grapefruit blunts and chapped lips. Their baggy clothes full of restlessness and longing. This is ‘Townie’.


X Ambassadors townie


  1. Sunoco
  2. Smoke on the Highway
  3. Your Town
  4. I’m Not Really Here
  5. Rashad
  6. (first dam)
  7. Fallout
  8. Women’s Jeans
  9. Half-Life
  10. Follow the Sound of My Voice
  11. Start A Band
  12. No Strings

Tour dates:

April 5—Vancouver, BC—Vogue Theatre*
April 6—Kelowna, Canada—Big White Ski Resort
April 9—Calgary, AB—The Palace Theatre*
April 11—Edmonton, AB—Union Hall*
April 12—Saskatoon, SK—Coors Event Centre*
April 13—Winnipeg, MB—Burton Cummings Theatre*
April 16—London, ON—London Music Hall*
April 17—Montreal, QC—Mtelus*
April 18—Ottawa, ON—Bronson Centre*
April 19—Quebec City, QC—Impérial Bell*
April 23—Waterloo, ON—Maxwell’s Concerts and Events*
April 24—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall*
May 4—San Diego, CA—The Observatory North Park+
May 5—Pioneertown, CA—Pappy & Harriet’s+
May 7—San Luis Obispo, CA—Fremont Theater+
May 8—San Francisco, CA—August Hall+
May 10—Portland, OR—The Hawthorne Theatre+
May 11—Seattle, WA—The Showbox+
May 13—Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot+
May 14—Denver, CO—The Ogden Theatre+
May 15—Colorado Springs, CO—Pikes Peak Center+
May 17—Omaha, NE—Slowdown+
May 18—Minneapolis, MN—Varsity Theater+
May 19—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s+
May 21—Chicago, IL—House of Blues+
May 22—Grand Rapids, MI—Elevation+
May 24—Detroit MI—Saint Andrew’s Hall+
May 25—Milwaukee, WI—The Rave II+
May 26—Cleveland, OH—House of Blues+
May 28—Millvale, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre+
May 29—Philadelphia, PA—Brooklyn Bowl+
May 31—New York, NY—Irving Plaza+
June 1—Ithaca, NY—State Theatre of Ithaca+
June 2—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club+
June 4—Washington, D.C.—9:30 Club+
June 5—Norfolk, VA—The Norva+
June 7—Charlotte, NC—The Underground+
June 8—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre+
June 9—Nashville, TN—The Basement East+
June 11—Dallas, TX—Granada Theater+
June 12—Austin, TX—Mohawk+
June 14—Phoenix, AZ—The Van Buren+
June 15—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre+
June 22—Mexico City, Mexico—Foro Puebla
*with special guest Noah Gundersen
+with special guests New West and Rowan Drak