Our favorite early-2000’s Disney-turned-pop queens Aly and AJ Michalka are back with new music after a 10 year hiatus.
The sisters are best know for their Disney Channel careers, which helped them start their Aly & AJ singing careers with albums Into The Rush and Insomniatics, which produced their greatest hit “Potential Breakup Song.” This new single, “Take Me” is the first song in over a decade the two have released under the stage name Aly & AJ, and it’s an ’80’s inspired jam with lots of synth and relationship angst. The song was a collaboration with Jamie Seriota, formerly of Echosmith, and Ryan Spraker.
In a press release, AJ Michalka said that “Aly and I felt personally discouraged by music in general. We still had so much to prove to people, even though we had made a mark in the industry. It honestly was overwhelming,”
Aly Michalka added, “Music became an enemy to be honest. We were scared to write, we didn’t like what was coming out of our instruments — it felt like we weren’t going anywhere.”
After the 2007 release of Insomniatics, the sisters changed their name to 78violet and attempted to release a self-titled album. They did manage to release a few songs under the new name for a 2014 record, but due to setbacks it never happened.
In May, the sisters announced they were making new music, and now after months of waiting, we can all jam out to a new song from this nostalgic duo.