“Neighborhood” is definitely a song worth distracting your attention towards, or at least I hope so. It a fine piece by American Authors and one which features Bear Rinehart (vocalist member of NEEDTOBREATHE). With an accompanying video that fully embraces its emotive theme, this record is taken off the outfit’s 2018 album, Seasons. “Neighborhood” is an emotion-conjuring song that finds Bear Rinehart and American Authors’ vocalist Zac Barnett delivering heartfelt verses in between a chilling hook. It is about a man who, having been compelled by a continually tightening situation within the family and surrounding, has to leave his home to go and look for better opportunities elsewhere. The song expresses the difficulties of saying’ ‘goodbyes’ and the constant urge to go back.
American Authors is a Brooklyn-based, 4-piece band that is composed of Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar, banjo), Dave Rublin (bass) and Matt Sanchez (drums). Their music, though based on rock, borrows into pop sounds. Since their debut in 2012, they have been giving fans anthems and on this new album, they get to step their game higher.