Fun fact: American Authors are pretty much our favorite guys. They’ve quickly gained success with their hit single “Best Day of My Life,” especially after it was played during the Super Bowl. Also, fun fact: they didn’t even know what happened!

Chelsea Briggs chatted it up with the hilarious band backstage at the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards at SXSW and got the low-down on the song, their debut album, as well as their first impressions of each other!

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American Authors are still fresh off the release of their debut album Oh, What a Life, which was released earlier this month. To sum up how these guys feel, it’s pretty much like they “birthed a child.” Seriously.

“We’ve been playing music together for seven years and we’ve never recorded a full album, so it’s really special that fans now have that,” Zac explained. “So now, when we go out and play live on tours, they’ll know more than two songs.”

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