|Against The Current|
Against The Current in December 2016; from left to right: Dan Gow, Chrissy Costanza and Will Ferri
|Origin||Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.|
|Labels||Fueled by Ramen|
Against The Current (often abbreviated as ATC) is an American pop rock band based in Poughkeepsie, New York, and formed in 2011. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow, and drummer Will Ferri. The group gained a sizable online following after posting covers of various popular songs on YouTube.
The band's first EP, Infinity, was released in May 2014 under their own label. The band followed Infinity with their next EP, Gravity, which was released on February 17, 2015. Shortly afterward, they signed to the record label Fueled by Ramen. Their debut full-length album, In Our Bones was released on May 20, 2016. They are currently in the process of recording their second studio album, which is yet to be named.
Against the Current was formed in early 2011 by Dan Gow, Will Ferri, Joe Simmons, and Jeremy Rompala. Current lead singer Chrissy Costanza later joined the band in the summer of 2011 after being introduced to Gow, Ferri, and Rompala through a mutual friend.
On May 27, 2014, Against the Current released their debut EP, Infinity, independently through online distribution. The Infinity EP charted at No. 28 on the Heatseekers Albums. They began touring in support of the release of Infinity throughout most of 2014. After several tours, they entered the studio to record their second EP, Gravity, which was released on February 17, 2015. The EP featured six songs, and included a guest appearance from Taka of ONE OK ROCK on the song '"Dreaming Alone." A few weeks after the release of Gravity, Against the Current announced that they had been signed by the label Fueled By Ramen on March 4, 2015. The Gravity EP charted on four Billboard magazine charts, while it peaked on the Alternative Albums, Independent Albums, Rock Albums, and Heatseekers Albums charts, peaking at 23, 27, 36 and 4, respectively.
On May 22, 2015, the band announced their first headlining tour in support of the Gravity EP, called the Gravity World Tour. The tour spanned 4 months (August 2015 to November 2015), and included stops in several continents, including North America, Asia, and Europe.
On August 1, 2015, Against the Current announced that they had finished recording their first full-length album. On February 6, 2016, Against the Current announced their upcoming album's name, In Our Bones, as well as the release date, May 20, 2016. Their first studio album, In Our Bones, has been called "pop-rock perfection" by Alternative Press.
On September 14, 2017, Against the Current collaborated with Riot Games to create the single, "Legends Never Die", for the 2017 League of Legends World Championship, published on Riot Games' YouTube channel. On November 4, 2017, Against the Current performed live at the 2017 League of Legends World Championship opening and closing ceremonies.
The band stated in an interview with Fuse that it is difficult to put themselves in a genre. Lead singer Chrissy Costanza has stated that on their EP, Gravity, each song has a different genre. She described the song "Gravity" as more pop, "Fireproof" as more rock, and "Talk" as more pop-punk.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|In Our Bones||181||15||20||2||83||28|
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|Infinity (The Acoustic Sessions)||
|Gravity (The Acoustic Sessions, Vol. II)||
|"All I Want for Christmas Is You (originally by Mariah Carey)"|
|"Not Over You (originally by Gavin DeGraw)"|
|2013||"Closer, Faster"||Infinity (EP)|
|"Chocolate (originally by The 1975)"|
|"Beauty and a Beat (originally by Justin Bieber)"|
|"Heart Attack (originally by Demi Lovato)"|
|2014||"Red (Originally Performed by Taylor Swift)"|
|"All Too Well (Originally Performed By Taylor Swift)"|
|"She Looks So Perfect (Originally Performed By 5 Seconds of Summer)"|
|"Ain't It Fun (Originally Performed By Paramore)"|
|"Habits (Stay High) (Originally Performed By Tove Lo)"|
|I Wanna Get Better (Originally Performed By Bleachers)"|
|"Shake It Off (Originally Performed By Taylor Swift)"||Non-album singles|
|2015||"See You Again (Originally Performed By Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth)"|
|"I Really Like You (Originally Performed By Carly Rae Jepsen)"|
|2016||"Running with the Wild Things"||In Our Bones|
|"Young & Relentless"|
|2017||"Legends Never Die"||Non-album singles|