AJR is an American pop trio composed of multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Metzger. The band writes, produces, and mixes their material in the living room of their apartment. Their musical style has been described as ‘electric’
About AJR (band) in brief
AJR is an American pop trio composed of multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Metzger. The band writes, produces, and mixes their material in the living room of their apartment. Their most successful singles so far include \”Weak\” and \”Bang!\”. In 2019, their third album Neotheater debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200, and hit number one on the Top Rock Albums chart. Their musical style has been described as \”electric,\” combining elements of pop, doo-wop, electronic, and dubstep. Their debut single, \”I’m Ready\”, features a sample of SpongeBob SquarePants repeatedly singing his catchphrase ‘I’m ready’ from the eponymous animated series’ premiere episode, was commercially released on August 22, 2013. There are now over 33 million YouTube views for \”I’s Ready\” as of October 2020. The album The Click features the singles ‘Drama and ‘Sober Up’, which features frontman Weezer who co-wrote the track ‘It’s On Us’ The band released an extended version of ‘On Us’ in September 2014 to combat sexual assault on college campuses across the United States.
The extended version was released on September 18, 2014. The single reached number one in the U.S. on the Alternative Mediabase Singles chart. In 2017, AJR released ‘The Handz Off’, a cover of The Hold Steady’s hit single ‘Gloria’, which was written in collaboration with the band’s lead singer, Timbaland. The song was released as a single in September 2013, and has been certified Platinum in Canada, Norway, Netherlands and Belgium, and Gold in Germany, Italy, and Sweden, and 500 million streams on Spotify. In 2018, The Click toured in support of the album ‘The Click’ with Hundred Hundred, Ocean Standoff, and MAX Standoff.