"When we saw the tweet from Sia, we honestly didn't know what to do," Adam Met said, recalling the Australian star's November 2012 tweet. "We were new to Twitter at the time, so we retweeted what she tweeted at us, and then, actually, she DM-d us and invited us to her hotel to have brunch with her. She walks out of her hotel singing 'I'm Ready' before we even meet her. It was just the craziest experience hearing somebody with a voice like that and a writing talent like that singing our song."
The band revealed that it was even crazier how member Ryan had planned to cover and tweet numerous artists over the course of a month, and Sia had responded on the very first attempt.
AJR also expressed how crucial social media platforms have been for their success. In addition to having a large Instagram following, the trio have recently gained popularity on Vine. Add in their tour dates, and they've realized just how big they've become.
"Being on tour is really awesome because we get to interact with these fans on social media—on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook—but to actually put a face to those fans when we're opening for other artists and even doing headline shows is really inspiring, especially seeing them sing the music back to us."