Aly & AJ Announce New Album and SoundCloud Distribution Deal – Billboard


Over one yr in the past, alt-pop sister duo Aly & AJ launched their first album in 14 years — and the pair has been on a gradual launch streak ever since. 

Now, Billboard can announce that the act’s upcoming single, “With Love From,” will arrive Nov. 2, ushering in a brand new deal for the duo. The only doubles because the title of a brand new album, coming within the spring, which would be the first by way of a brand new distribution take care of SoundCloud that may even see the corporate present Aly & AJ with advertising and marketing help.

“We couldn’t be extra thrilled to have the help of SoundCloud coming into this new album cycle,” Aly & AJ stated in a joint assertion. “They’ve allowed us to have the artistic freedom we have to make our greatest potential music thus far.”

The signing comes at an important time for SoundCloud, which minimize 20% of its workforce in September. Not lengthy earlier than that, the corporate had added new options resembling “the roster” — which indicators artists to extra conventional document offers (preliminary members included Lil Pump and Tekno) — and Repost, a distribution service supplied at $30 yearly that permits artists to maintain as much as 80% of the royalties they make from different streaming providers. Aly & AJ’s deal suits into neither class, proving artists can nonetheless select their very own path when partnering with SoundCloud. 

With Love From follows Aly & AJ’s independently-released 2021 album A Contact of the Beat Will get You Up on Your Ft Will get You Out and Then Into the Solar. Additionally final yr, Aly & AJ scored a high 10 hit on Billboard’s Digital Tune Gross sales chart with the re-released hit “Potential Breakup Tune (2020),” which went viral on TikTok years after its preliminary launch.

Following the arrival of A Contact of the Beat, Aly & AJ hit the highway acting at festivals together with Lollapalooza, Governors Ball and Austin Metropolis Limits. They simply wrapped a gap gig on Ben Platt’s nationwide tour, together with stops at New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. Subsequent up, a efficiency at Corona Capital in Mexico Metropolis adopted by a string of abroad dates in Europe and the U.Okay.

For now, as followers patiently look forward to Nov. 2 to reach, a snippet of Aly & AJ’s new single will be heard within the teaser for an upcoming collaboration between Rowing Blazers and Seiko watches, with the gathering set to drop Friday (Oct. 28) at 11 a.m. ET.

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