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Aly & AJ Have Never Stopped Making New Music Since “Potential Breakup Song”

It took too lengthy, it took too lengthy, however now Aly & AJ (Alyson and Amanda Michalka) are again! And it seems they kinda by no means left. The sisters behind the catchy 2007 bop “Potential Breakup Track” simply introduced that they’re going to be dropping an express and up to date model of “Potential Breakup Track” and this information has single-handedly reinvigorated us and made our internal teen so very excited. “12.29.20,” their Instagram submit teases, together with a snippet of the 2020 model of the music. 

“It is humorous, even listening to ‘TikTok fame’ is hilarious, as a result of the music is sort of outdated, and it had its day within the solar. And it is simply humorous that now this youthful technology has no thought what the music is and who the artist is essentially,” Aly instructed Leisure Weekly in November, the place it was additionally revealed that the sisters had been releasing a brand new single titled “Gradual Dancing.” Yup, Aly & AJ have new music — and possibly outdated(er) music you have not even listened to but.

Why did Aly & AJ cease making music?

So, Aly & AJ by no means stopped making music after the discharge of their third (2007) studio album “Insomniac.” Nevertheless, they did change their band identify to 78violet, dropped their Hollywood Data label and launched one single titled “Hothouse” in 2013 below that identify earlier than returning again to Aly & AJ. In 2017, they launched the prolonged play “Ten Years,” and in 2020, they dropped new songs “Assault of Panic,” “Joan of Arc,” and “Gradual Dancing,” and you may hearken to these in an prolonged play aptly titled “We Do not Cease.” We’re anticipated to get a full album in 2021.

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As for why we’re getting singles one after the other, AJ instructed EW that it is their approach of re-introducing followers to their new sound. Should you hearken to “Assault of Panic,” it’s totally electro-heavy and darker than their earlier singles. “Gradual Dancing” is dreamier and feels extra like indie people pop.

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AJ mentioned, “It has been 13 years since a full album got here out from us, and we ended up with extra materials than we ever anticipated. Aly and I are planning on releasing a fairly hefty file, however we plan on doing it somewhat in a different way than we’ve got previously, the place we actually introduce folks to the sound earlier than the album comes out by releasing fairly a number of singles. So we’ll launch our first single in December. After which shortly after that, we’ll simply proceed popping off singles till spring of 2021 once we launch the complete album.”

Aly & AJ are all grown up, so you shouldn’t solely count on a brand new sound, however a brand new real-life perspective from the sisters, who instructed EW that they are now way more politically concerned.

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Aly shared, “…after [Hillary Clinton] misplaced, it simply confirmed us that we clearly weren’t doing sufficient, and we would have liked to hit our platforms tougher. So we labored with organizations just like the Sierra Membership, like Vote Save America. For the 2 of us, we have realized that having data in politics feels actually good, and never having that data really feels rather a lot scarier. We received into it somewhat bit later in our life, and there is a little little bit of remorse in that, however I am additionally like, ‘ what? It is by no means too late to start out being energetic in your group or making an attempt to really make one thing change.'”

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Who’s “Potential Breakup Track” about?

And as for attending to the underside of who “Potential Breakup Track” is about, we really have already got the reply to that, too. Since AJ dated Joe Jonas in 2006, many thought “Potential Breakup Track” was about him, which, *file scratches* it wasn’t. Nevertheless, “Flattery” (one other breakup music on “Insomniac”) is, and Aly & AJ confirmed it through Twitter.

As for the inspiration behind “Potential Breakup Track”? “It wasn’t linked to any explicit individual. We had been identical to, ‘Let’s write a break up music. On the time, we weren’t pondering it was going to be a breakup anthem, however it type of turned that, which is admittedly cool,” the band instructed Insider

Be careful for the brand new “Potential Breakup Track” December 29. 

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