The Aces have announced their highly anticipated third full-length album, I’ve Loved You For So Long, due out June 2nd on Red Bull Records. Following their heartbreak banger, “Girls Make Me Wanna Die,” the announcement arrives alongside their new single, “Always Get This Way,” which can be heard now below. The track finds the group confronting anxiety and mental health in their most vulnerable offering to date.
Sharing the deeply personal message behind the song, 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.”
Hot off the heels of their sold-out UK/Ireland fall 2022 arena tour with The Vamps, The Aces enter this year poised to reach new heights. I’ve Loved You For So Long will arrive just in time for Pride month, rife with songs that celebrate their queer identities, juxtaposed by tracks that reflect on their early relationships with Mormonism. It‘s a nostalgic look back at the formative experiences that shaped who they are as a band today, like pages straight from their diaries that will leave their listeners feeling seen and critics wanting more.
I’ve Loved You For So Long Tracklist
1. I’ve Loved You For So Long
2. Girls Make Me Wanna Die
3. Always Get This Way
5. Not The Same
6. Suburban Blues
10. Stop Feeling