AJR — comprised of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met — are having a stellar 2018. Their song “Sober Up,” featuring Weezer’s River Cuomo, just earned the trio their first No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. Now, they’re following that up with the fiery new track “Burn the House Down.”

What was it like to see “Burn the House Down” become the soundtrack to a vital new youth movement?
Ryan: That was very cool. We wrote the song observing this strange thing happening in our generation where regular people have so much power. Regular people can get TV shows shut down, and they’re making amazing political change as well, thanks to Twitter. … We wrote “Burn the House Down” from a very personal, honest place. Then March for Our Lives reached out to us and they saw a connection between their cause and what we were writing about. Now it’s their theme song, which is really cool.

Comprised of three brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan from which the group derives their namesake, AJR first achieved major acclaim with their single Im Ready. The electro-pop smash is certified Platinum with over 18.5 million YouTube views, 44.5 million Spotify streams, a feature in Amy Schumers Trainwreck trailer, double platinum certification in Australia and airplay on pop radio stations across the country. The hit garnered praise from Billboard, PopCrush, Idolator and more and secured them live performances on TODAY, Live with Kelly, X Factor Australia, and VH1 Big Morning Buzz.
Their latest release What Everyones Thinking is a 5-song EP decorated with explosive choruses and buoyant synth. Lead single from the EP, Weak, has received early acclaim while racking up over 56 Million Spotify streams. The track currently sits at #32 on SPOTIFYs U.S. chart, #31 on SPOTIFYs Global chart, and is now impacting at Top 40 radio.

[Verse 1: Jack]
Used to keep it cool
Used to be a fool
All about the bounce in my step
Watch it on the news
Whatcha gonna do?
I could hit refresh and forget
Used to keep it cool

[Verse 2: Jack]
Should I keep it light?
Stay out of the fight?
No one’s gonna listen to me
If I write a song
Preaching what is wrong
Will they let me sing on TV?
Should I keep it light?
Is that right?

AJR

[Chorus]
Way up way up we go
Been up and down that road
Way up way up, oh no
We gon’ burn the whole house down
Watch me stand in the line
You’re only serving lies
You’ve got something to hide
We gon’ burn the whole house down
We gon’ burn the whole house down

[Verse 3: Jack]
Yeah, used to let it go
Walk into the show
Gawking at the tricks up your sleeve
Too good to be truth-
Full, I’m in a room
Full of entertainers and thieves
Used to let it go
Woah, oh no
(Woah, oh no)

[Chorus]
Way up way up we go
Been up and down that road
Way up way up, oh no
We gon’ burn the whole house down
Watch me stand in the line
You’re only serving lies
You’ve got something to hide
We gon’ burn the whole house down
We gon’ burn the whole house down

[Bridge: Jack]
(We gon’ burn the whole house down)
Should I hang my head low?
Should I bite my tongue?
Or should I march with every stranger from Twitter to get shit done?
Used to hang my head low
Now I hear it loud
Every stranger from Twitter is gonna burn this down

[Chorus]
Way up way up we go
Been up and down that road
Way up way up, oh no
We gon’ burn the whole house down
Watch me stand in the line (whoa oh)
You’re only serving lies (yeah)
You’ve got something to hide
We gon’ burn the whole house down
Woah oh, yeah
We gon’ burn the whole house down
We burn it down, we burn it down
We gon’ burn the whole house down

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