American Authors is truly an artist on the verge. Thanks to the success of their hit single, “Best Day of My Life,” the band has quickly become the one to watch. It is precisely why they were chosen to be VH1′s You Oughta Know: Artist on the Rise. Chances are you’ve heard the song on the radio, on TV or even at the movies but it’s safe to say you probably don’t know too much about your new favorite band. Well VH1 is here to fix that with ten essential things you need to know about the group, its name and its biggest influences (hint: Maurice Sendak plays a big part).
Once you’re done learning more about the group’s background watch their speed round interview. The band members reveal their biggest crushes, favorite music videos and what they like to do after a show.
If you can’t get enough of the group, then be sure to follow them on social media where they will keep you constantly updated while on the road.