Posted February 18, 2021 by Jeff in Tunes

AJR Celebrates ‘Small Wins’ with Exuberant New Single

hoto Credit Shervin Lainez
hoto Credit Shervin Lainez

AJR hasn’t let the pandemic get in the way of a good time. The indie pop trio just released its new single and accompanying video for the jazzy, swinging “Way Less Sad.” The song will be featured on their fourth full-length album OK Orchestra, out March 26 on AJR Productions/BMG. The group describes the forthcoming long player as the most sonically experimental and emotionally raw album it’s ever made.

“‘Way Less Sad’ is a song about how we’re really feeling in this moment,” says the band in a statement. “So much of last year felt apocalyptic and this year we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Things aren’t back to normal yet but we should be celebrating the small wins, even if they seem trivial.

AJR typically draws from its NYC roots in its music videos., and tor “Way Less Sad,” they can be seen performing at a number of iconic New York City locations including the TWA terminal at the John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Central Park Carousel.

“Way Less Sad” follows AJR’s massive hit single “BANG!” which marked its first Top 10 entry on the Billboard Hot 100. That tune also cracked the Top 10 at three radio formats. The song has more than 350million streams worldwide and is AJR’s sixth platinum single to date. It also reached No. 1 on the iTunes All Genres, USA Top 100 Shazam and Pandora’s Top Spins charts. The band recently held its first-ever live stream concert, AJR’s One Spectacular Night, where they broke down how “BANG!” was created. Click HERE to watch. The show sold more than 60,000 tickets, which generated 300,000 total viewers and 32 million fan impressions.

AJR’s last full-length album Neotheater debuted at the top of the Billboardcharts in 2019 and featured their platinum selling single “100 Bad Days.”

Photo Credit Shervin Lainez