That energy, a product of the band’s rock focus and sharp-edged lyrics, has defined The Downtown Fiction from its start in 2008. Since then, TDF has toured internationally with bands like All Time Low, The Ready Set, Mayday Parade, We the Kings and The Summer Set. The band has released several EPs and two full-lengths, 2011’s Let’s Be Animals. That effort spawned the hit “I Just Wanna Run,” which was RIAA certified gold.
With Losers & Kings, the band never has been more passionate about its music, or more excited about where it’s headed. “If there’s one thing we chased in making the album, it was sincerity,” Leahy says. “With every song, honesty is what we wanted. We wanted it to sound like we would die for our music, and that’s really what we would do. We want people to hear that we’re willing to stand on the edge and let ourselves go for the sake of good music.”