22 Min Released Mar 23, 2016

32. American Oxygen

How do you collaborate with five people to write a song that captures that national temperature? The stakes may seem high with stars like Alex Da Kid, Candice Pillay, Kanye West and Rihanna, but Sam Harris from X Ambassadors has unlocked the secret. Having penned much of Rihanna's hit American Oxygen, Sam gives an honest account of his process to create a hit and capture the American Dream. And we also get an exclusive peak at X Ambassador's version of the song.

Featuring

X Ambassadors - Renegades
Rihanna - American Oxygen
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.
Radiohead - Pyramid Song
X Ambassadors - American Oxygen
You can download X Ambassador's newly released version of American Oxygen from Interscope Records and KIDinaKORNER on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AmericanOxygenXA

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