Air (Tyson Ritter song)
|Song by Tyson Ritter|
|Released||November 5, 2013|
"Air" was written by Tyson Ritter and recorded in 2012. Ritter claimed that the release of the song is not part of a solo project, but "just a one-time thing to tide fans over until the next AAR record"
In an interview with Clizbeats, Ritter stated "It was a long tour in Europe that started this song. It stayed with me because I’ve never written a song on the road before, but somehow this one found me there. It was special. It was the first time I had ever written and recorded a song by myself."
Release and promotion
The song was digitally released on November 5, 2013 onto iTunes and Amazon. It premiered on San Francisco-based modern rock radio station KITS on October 24, 2013 and was later uploaded to The All-American Rejects' official YouTube channel on October 28.
The song received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. Nelipot stated upon the release of "Air" as "three minutes of catchy hooks, on-point vocals and an infectious drum-beat that would not be out of place on any previously released work by the full band with a typically AAR sing along chorus that will sure to be a crowd favorite when played live."
Mind Equals Blown were more negative, criticizing Ritter's vocals as "in a tone where [he] sounds like a whiny high school kid who hasn't reached puberty yet," but overall said the song was a "decent effort".
Appearances in popular culture
- Digital download
- "Air" - 3:19
|Canada||November 5, 2013||Digital download||DGC, Interscope|
|Worldwide||November 6, 2013|