Aly & AJ Launch A New Era With Self-Reflective Single “Church”

Aly & AJ have a lot in store for 2019. The sisters and bandmates staged an epic return with the unveiling of their Ten Years EP last year. Clearly their creative juices are flowing because they are gearing up to drop a second EP in the coming months. Called Sanctuary, it will be supported with a North American tour of the same name. Today (March 29) we got a first taste of the collection with the release of its lead single “Church.” And it sounds like whopper of a hit. Over an aural production, the “Take Me” hitmakers search for some guidance. “I do bad things for the sake of good times. I don’t, I don’t regret,” they admit on the opening lines.

However, those rebellious musings get more reflective and the beat picks up as the chorus approaches. “I need redemption for sins I can’t mention,” they earnestly croon. Entirely relatable and just as catchy, there’s no denying that Aly & AJ are on top of their game right now. The track sounds like a serious hit. It also provides a sense of what to expect from the rest of the EP. According to a press release, the 5-track collection pushed the duo to explore some deeper material. That meant moving beyond writing about relationships to tackle subjects such as mental health. “It is our duty to write some songs that we felt were socially conscious,” Aly explained in a shared statement.

It sounds like Sanctuary is shaping up to be an absolute must-listen. While we wait for it to arrive, press play on “Church” below.

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