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But besides, them no other real female artist was making their own music in the way that we were. I think it's so beautiful how close you two are and how much you really love each other, full-heartedly. I mean it's funny because we don’t have a huge extended family but we were all very close growing up where we went on family trips and we always ate dinner together.
So we felt like we wanted to be respected for that and we didn’t feel like we were. I mean some bands obviously don’t make it until their seventh album. I think we're at a good place now where we feel like as long as we're making music that we're happy to be performing and making, then we're fine with whatever the outcome is supposed to be; whether it's with a major label or an independent label. I think it’s one of your greatest qualities: your incredible loyalty to friendship and family. There's just that sense of: AC: The last thing I was going to ask is about growing up on such popular show.
The film features original music by the sisters, including one song they recorded as 78Violet, “Boy.” The duo changed their band name from Aly & AJ, the moniker they used while signed to Disney-owned Hollywood Records, to 78Violet in 2009.
They only released one song under the new name, 2013’s “Hothouse,” before announcing in late 2015 that they would once again be recording as Aly & AJ. “I think there was also a moment in finding that new band name where we were trying to separate ourselves from being children, and seen as being as childlike performers.
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Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.The hardest part was that we felt like we always had to keep proving ourselves to the company over and over again when we already had done it the first time. AC: I’m sure part of going through that transition was discovering your new voice. AC: You played me some sneak peeks of what you guys are doing right now and I am obsessed with it. AM: We've definitely seen some really amazing comments on message boards and reviews that I think just talk about how this is the sisterhood that they wish they had or how it brings them back to their childhood. You had this huge fan base at such a young age and you've grown with them too.How are you feeling about where everything is at with that? I think a huge part of us making this music and feeling like it's on the right track was teaming up with co-writers who we really felt connected to and we felt really safe with. Is there any misinterpretations that you feel maybe people, not even your fans but just a public perception, that you get frustrated that people see you as? I think that for a while we didn’t want to be seen as goody two shoes even though we just happened to be kids that really didn’t get in trouble. We were invited to clubs when we were obviously underage but we knew the owners and they knew that they could trust us because we just wanted to go there and dance.Even the way you do your hair and makeup, you went from blonde to brunette. I don’t know anyone who dresses like you, and I mean that in a good way. I'm like, “why are you just wearing Gucci, Givenchy, Tom Ford glasses? I really like Reformation, too, which obviously doesn’t always have one-of-a-kind stuff, but I think their cuts are really cute and classic. But then I think at a certain point too it then becomes not as cool. Screw that person if they're going to think that about us".” That’s not fun because anybody could easily get that. There's something great about one-of-a-kind pieces that nobody else has. So then you want to change your taste and all of a sudden MTV is the thing or whatever it is. It wasn’t super difficult because it helped having AJ and the two of us being together, but I definitely felt like there was a pressure on us to break out of the mould that we felt like we were in because of the perception of being a part of the Disney family. But I think it was always based on what we felt like at the moment and it was very important to us to stay true to whatever kind of artistry we wanted to make at that moment.