Interesting track! I think the market on AJ is not really suited to vocal songs and band stuff, unless it’s really commercially-oriented and generic/universal.
Personally I grew to love your song, the chorus at around 0:45 and the awesome instrumental hook after the chorus were really brilliant. However I am assuming the first verse may have put off the reviewer, it doesn’t start strongly. The vocals when they are exposed in the verses don’t sound so great, they are a bit anguished. Also the solo acoustic guitar recording sounds fairly cheap.
Overall I’m super impressed with elements of the production, there are some amazing moments. I love the harmonies and the wall-of-sound! The vocals sound at their best when you are singing in a higher register.
I have some other thoughts of ways in which this could be improved that extra 10% but I’m not sure they are relevant to the question of why this was rejected. By the way, the reviewers never give explanation for rejections, so it’s always valid to come to the forum for suggestions before you go insane trying to guess the reason!
One final comment; a fade-out ending is a big no-no with selling music for videos, you need to create an edit with a `button ending’.