|(Los Angeles, CA – May 6, 2020) — The Aces announce their highly anticipated sophomore album, Under My Influence, out June 12 via Red Bull Records. The band exclusively announced Under My Influence this morning via PAPER, where they also shared an exciting sneak peek of the album. They have been teasing their forthcoming project by releasing new music since March when they dropped their hit single, “Daydream.” The single garnered over 1.5 million streams in its first week and Spotify New Music Friday placements in more than 18 countries. The catchy track was followed by the upbeat “Lost Angeles,” which was premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 this past month. In addition to co-writing every song on the album and serving as executive producers, The Aces tapped notable collaborators including Justin Tranter, Jesse Shatkin, Zach Skelton, Mike Green, Kyle Shearer, Christian Medice and more for the project.
“When we set out to write ‘Under My Influence,’ we didn’t know exactly what would come out. All we knew was there was one rule. If you felt too vulnerable, if it scared you, then you had to keep going. Every time we wrote a song, that was our mentality,” says the band on their process behind the album. “We knew we wanted to come back with an album that left everybody feeling like The Aces would never make the same thing twice. These songs are truly the stories of our lives. ‘Under My Influence’ means so many things to us, but above all, it means unapologetically becoming who you are.”
The Aces also release their brand-new single, “My Phone Is Trying To Kill Me,” today via Red Bull Records. Written by The Aces alongside Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande) and produced by Zach Skelton (Jonas Brothers, Shawn Mendes), “My Phone Is Trying To Kill Me” delves into the pressures of social media and the attachment one can feel to their digital devices. Showcasing the impact social media can have on mental health, the single speaks to both the togetherness and isolation that technology can bring.
About The Aces
It’s been two years since the quartet released their acclaimed debut album When My Heart Felt Volcanic. In those two years, the band sold out their headline tour, supported 5 Seconds of Summer, and spent countless hours documenting everything in-between in the songs that make up Under My Influence. Universally relatable and yet deeply personal, The Aces return with the confidence only time and true friendship can bring. Under My Influence isn’t just an album brimming with honesty, it’s an album brimming with trust—trust in themselves, as individuals, as a group, and with their fans.
Spread over 14 tracks, Under My Influence brings fans deeper into The Aces’ world of funk-tinged romance, heartfelt breakups, and relentless positivity—no matter what’s going on. Together, sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez (vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), McKenna Petty (bass), and Katie Henderson (lead guitar/vocals)—all friends since grade school in Provo, Utah—explore growing up and falling in love in the 21st century with candid honesty and endearing relatability. From lead single “Daydream” to the beachy “Kelly,” anthemic “My Phone Is Trying To Kill Me” to the bittersweet “Lost Angeles,” The Aces push their sound to more buoyant heights, grounded in learned realities. Where When My Heart Felt Volcanic left off with the hope of a lover returning, Under My Influence finds The Aces standing tall, cheeky, and fantastically independent. When The Aces were just starting out, their website described the group as “a band of four girls preparing to take over the world.” Well, preparation time is over. With Under My Influence, The Aces have officially entered a full-fledged global takeover. No “Daydreaming” needed.
Under My Influence Tracklist:
2. New Emotion
3. My Phone Is Trying To Kill Me
5. Can You Do
6. All Mean Nothing
8. I Can Break Your Heart Too
9. Lost Angeles
10. Not Enough
12. Thought Of You
13. Going Home
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