MUSIC SEEN: Go Behind The Scenes Of American Authors’ Live Performance

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Following in the footsteps of A Great Big World and Liv Warfield, American Authors is the latest band to get the You Oughta Know treatment in 2014. VH1 introduced fans to the band last week with a speed round interview, during which the guys spilled on all things crushes, musical favorites and influences. Now fans have the chance to go behind the scenes of the band’s Stopwatch video shoot. Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass), and Matt Sanchez (drums) stripped down and condensed their hit song, “The Best Day of My Life,” into 60 seconds.

As one can imagine, it’s quite the challenge playing a 3-minute song in less than 60 seconds. American Authors talked to VH1 about the difficulties of playing music that goes beyond the Stopwatch series.

For more behind the scenes, check out A Great Big World and Liv Warfield.

[Photos: Jen Marigliano/VH1]