Singer/songwriter sister duo Aly & AJ were our OG girl crushes. Who wasn’t obsessed with their hit “Potential Breakup Song”?! Needless to say, we lost all chill when we learned that the girls will be releasing new music after ten whole years of a hiatus. The girls just dropped their epic new single “Take Me” and there’s more where that came from. In a recent interview with Elle, the girls revealed that their EP will be totally different from anything we’ve ever heard before. Here’s what they shared.
If you noticed that “Take Me” sounds totally different from the Aly & AJ you’re used to, there’s a major reason why. “The music we were writing then was based on fictional relationships. We were thirteen and fifteen, we were writing with zero experience. Now that I’m married, and we’ve each had many relationships and heartbreaks, we’re coming at songwriting at a much different way,” Aly opened up. This is cool because their new music is totally indicative of the stages of their lives that they’re currently at! If that isn’t authentic then we don’t know what is.
The girls had total artistic control over their music, which is a huge reason for it’s sound. “We were comforted that we were coming out with something that was original and felt like us. It wasn’t formulated for anyone else or pop radio. It was exactly how we wrote.”