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  • American Authors bring pop flavor to 2014 Firefly Music Festival

  • American Authors brought some power pop flavor to Firefly on Friday and filled the Lawn stage with dancing and sing-alongs.
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  • American Authors brought some power pop flavor to Firefly on Friday and filled the Lawn stage with dancing and sing-alongs.
    The new artists, who just released their first album, “Oh, What a Life,” a few months ago, pleased the crowd but didn’t bring the same sound to their live music as their new popular recording, “Best Day of my Life.” The performance of their most popular hit, which was saved until last, wasn’t quite as crisp as their radio recording, yet the massive crowd surrounding the stage didn’t seem to mind.
    The New York-based quartet borders pop and indie rock, and although their live performance wasn’t as solid as their radio presence, all of their songs added a light-hearted feel to the indie-dominated Firefly lineup on Friday. Their performance was definitely pop-heavy, but had moments of rock influence that will hopefully shine in any future releases by the group.
    American Authors may be new to the music scene, but the four-man band seemed quite familiar with how to please a crowd. They added a milder pop twist to the country hit “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line that had some people on the Lawn line-dancing. And of course, they dedicated one to the ladies – “Trouble,” a sweet song with a folk feel from their first album.
    This was American Authors’ first trip to Firefly, and they admitted it was also their first show in Delaware. But the power pop band was well-received at Firefly, amping up the energy level of both passersby and the dedicated fans who squeezed in against the stage.
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