Eddie Anthony, a self-taught guitarist from Orange County, California, and Edan Dover, a producer and formally trained jazz pianist from New York, began their partnership as a songwriting team in New York City with the intention of writing for others. Motivated by the desire to have their accumulating work reach an audience, they eventually began performing their songs at the City's Rockwood Music Hall as the Score.
Attracted to the Los Angeles music scene, they relocated, and in January 2015, the duo shared the first song they wrote on the West Coast. "Oh My Love" quickly accumulated a seven-figure play count, mostly from the U.K., where it topped streaming charts and hit the singles chart. It was also licensed for multiple high-profile commercials for, among others, Starbucks and U.K. retailer ASDA.
Just six months after the song was released, the duo signed a record deal with Republic Records. Their debut EP, Where Do You Run, arrived in September 2015. Two more EPs, Unstoppable and Myths & Legends, followed in 2016 and 2017, respectively. In August 2017, their fourth EP, Stripped, featured acoustic renderings of tracks from their two previous extended plays. That October marked the release of their first album, ATLAS. The band embarked on a 27-date tour of the U.S. and Canada in support of Echosmith, and in 2018, the ATLAS singles "Legend" and "Unstoppable" reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Rock Songs chart. Mid-year, they returned with the songs "Glory" and "Stronger," both exhibiting a heavier rock edge. Both tracks landed on their 2019 EP Pressure, which also featured the blackbear-assisted "Dreamin." ~ Marcy Donelson