Aly & AJ have shared “Listen!!!”, the latest single of their new, as-yet-untitled album.
The upbeat number stays faithful to the pop duo’s style, retaining a sound that’s fairly reminiscent to the material produced by the Michalka sisters during their Disney years and befits the soundtrack of any coming-of-age film. The Yves Rothman-produced track also features a list of notable backing musicians in the form of Heart’s Nancy Wilson and Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum, who contributed on guitar, backing vocals and synths.
“‘Listen!!!’ is about feeling trapped by a relationship or system,” said Aly in a statement. “It’s a reminder that you might be lost but you always know your way out.”
That sentiment manifests strongly in the chorus: “That your heart would never listen / I’m feelin’ like I’m a hostage here / It’s clear something went missing / I might be lost but I know my way out.”
“Listen!!!” arrives hot on the heels of an explicit remake of their 2007 hit “Potential Breakup Song”. The pop song recently experienced a resurgence in popularity after it soundtracked a viral TikTok trend.
Due out in the spring, Aly & AJ’s new album will be the pair’s first since 2018’s Ten Years. While you wait, stream “Listen!!!” below: