AJR premieres new single, “I Won’t”

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AJR has premiered a new single called “I Won’t.”

The track is described as the brother trio’s version of a “punk ‘F-you’ song.”

“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,” says band member Ryan Met. “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,” he adds. “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.”

You can listen to “I Won’t” now via digital outlets. An accompanying video was set to premiere Friday morning but has been delayed until later in the day.

“We were up all night finishing the edit and it’s taking forever to export and upload,” AJR says. “Thank you for your patience.”

In the meantime, you can watch AJR’s performance of “I Won’t” on The Tonight Show.

“I Won’t” follows AJR’s 2021 album, OK ORCHESTRA, which includes the singles “Bang!” and “Way Less Sad.”

(Video contains uncensored profanity) 

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