It’s been a good week for Disney Channel throwbacks. Raviv Ullman of Phil of the Future revealed he once made out with Kim Kardashian and Hannah Montana’s Jason Earles had fellow former Disney stars at his wedding. All of that great news must have been foreshadowing the latest Disney alumni announcement. The singing sister duo Aly (Raviv's costar on Phil of the Future) & AJ, whose “Potential Breakup Song” you totally still jam to, have released their first new single since their 2007 album Insomniatic. Um, how great is this?
Refinery29 reports that the song “Take Me” is now streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud. Once known as 78violet before changing their name back to Aly & AJ, the sisters released a post on their joint Twitter account thanking fans for their massive support and explaining how much this song meant to them.
Thank you so much for all the love & support............we know you never left pic.twitter.com/evWF0OzGZn
— Aly & AJ (@alyandaj) August 19, 2017
"That feeling we get when performing, when writing, when working together is unexplainable," the message read. "We lost that feeling for a good long time. The idea of trying ourselves again as adults has been overwhelming and at times paralyzing. We lost the passion to create. That passion came back. We knew it would but we didn't know when. And now here we are."
In another press release reported by Refinery29, AJ Michalka admitted that she and her sister struggled in creating music they genuinely loved versus trying to be mainstream artists. "We still had so much to prove to people, even though we had made a mark in the industry," she said.
Well, it's definitely evident that the girls' passion for their work is back in full force. You can listen to the funky, upbeat "Take Me" below. I'll definitely be putting this on repeat!