Unparalleled multi platinum chart-topping band AJR return with a new single entitled 'I Won’t.' The song is AJR’s first to be released in the new partnership between the band’s AJR Productions label and Mercury/Republic Records.
The defiantly catchy anthem doubles as a passionately thrown middle finger to conformity and the requirements and empty expectations of our social media-obsessed society. Teetering between plinking piano and artful beat-craft, it teems with punk energy on the epic and engaging chant,
“Put your hands up, ‘cause I won’t. Raise a glass up, ‘cause I won’t. Get your ass up, ‘cause I won’t. I must’ve missed the hype, but maybe that’s the way I feel.”
“We’re trying to dial in on exactly how we felt about the world. We were fed up with authority, so we wrote our own version of a punk ‘F-you’ song. We found an interesting way to frame it. You’re at a party, and this DJ is telling you how to live, but you’ve had enough. In our political climate and within the landscape of social media, everything is marketing and branding yourself to fit into a political or TikTok trend. It gets exhausting. You lose yourself in fitting into a subsection of culture. In our show and our music, we’re about figuring out what makes you unique. The message is, ‘Be yourself.’ However, we know it’s much easier said than done. We wanted to make a song that inspired others, but also ourselves to be who we are.”
The band performed the track for the first time on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Known for their incredible production on tour, the band delivered a massively impressive performance that had the audience and Jimmy Fallon in awe.
The New York-based trio of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, recently concluded the sold out US leg of their OK ORCHESTRA tour. Up next, they are headed to Australia for the next leg of the tour, bringing their larger-than-life production and stage show with them. Following that, the band will be touring Europe in the fall.
As brothers and as a band, AJR complement one another in perfect harmony on and off-stage. This harmony courses through their inimitable, irresistible, and imaginative alternative pop uplifted by expansive vision, epic instrumentation, and the kind of hooks you can’t shake. It’s why the group has generated billions of streams across triple-platinum, double platinum and platinum smashes, it’s why they’ve landed back-to-back Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 and OK Orchestra, it’s why they consistently sell out arenas with their Broadway-worthy live show. It’s why (like something out of a movie) they made the jump from their living room to late-night television. It’s why they’ve quietly stretched the boundaries and definition of what popular music can be in 2022 and continue to do so on their forthcoming full-length debut for AJR Productions/Mercury Records/ Republic Records.
'I Won't' is out now. Listen HERE @ajrbrothers
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