Critically-acclaimed indie-pop band The Aces have announced that their highly-anticipated brand new album, I’ve Loved You for So Long, will be released on June 2nd Via Red Bull Records.
Following their previously released heartbreak banger, “Girls Make Me Wanna Die,” The Aces have released a brand new song today, “Always Get This Way.”
Giving fans a taste of what’s to come, “Always Get This Way” sees The Aces confront anxiety and mental health in their most vulnerable offering to date. While the lyrics stem from internalized pain, the band find solace in the studio through searing guitar chords and retro keys that make for a striking slice of polished pop-rock.
Sharing the deeply personal message behind the song, The Aces’ Cristal Ramirez says, “I was in the worst mental state of my life when we wrote ‘Always Get This Way.’ Filled with anxiety, and having panic attacks almost every night, it took everything in me to make the 45-minute drive to the studio that day. I was just there to make something. I was just there to feel better. Alisa, as she always has been, was a strong voice encouraging me to explore how I was feeling through a song. At first, I was hesitant and embarrassed, but pretty soon ‘Always Get This Way’ was unraveling quickly through the speakers.
This song is about shame, panic, and struggle. It’s about the fact that we hold no space for those struggling mentally in our society, and we just kind of wish they’d get over it and quit being an inconvenience. It was the song that felt like it granted us permission to make what would become our upcoming album. It’s one of the most vulnerable songs I’ve ever written.”
Listen to “Always Get This Way” below, and pre-order I’ve Loved You for So Long here.
- I’ve Loved You For So Long
- Girls Make Me Wanna Die
- Always Get This Way
- Not The Same
- Suburban Blues
- Stop Feeling