On August 17, Aly and AJ Michalka released "Take Me" Friday, their first single in ten years.Back then, the sister pop duo Alyson and Amanda Joy were a teen band signed with Disney's Hollywood Records.Aly Michalka: I see Raviv (Ricky Ullman) a little bit. When we were on the show, it was a big age gap difference – I was 13 and he was 16, which when you're that young, it’s huge. Aly Michalka: She’s my favorite person to work with on camera just because she has so much knowledge and experience. I think Gail is going to get a lot of recognition for this role because it’s quirky, wacky, loveable and there is a kind of a toxic relationship between Marti and Wanda. Maybe if we were doing a show about glee clubs, but our show is not based on GLEE.
And we have high energy and are charismatic as GLEE is, but when it come to the world that we are set in, it is very different."My husband [Stephen Ringer] encouraged us to come back to music," Aly says."He saw us singing and writing round the house so he encouraged us to get back out there and write music and perform...[Finally] we just said, 'Okay, let's give this one last go.'" They tapped their good friend, producer and songwriter Mike Elizondo, who they had written music with in the past, and got the ball rolling."Take Me" (and the four-song EP to come before a full album release in 2018) is a far cry from the old Aly & AJ, the girls say."The music we were writing then was based on fictional relationships," Aly explains.She was there with her co-star Robbie Jones signing mini footballs and supporting the athletes.Turns out Aly is becoming quite the athlete herself as she prepares for HELLCATS.Their songs appeared in Disney movies, their album In 2010, they left Disney's label and switched their band name to 78violet with plans to release music independently. "It was a combination [of] the music business tiring us out and being young, and our love for acting," Aly, now 28-years-old, tells "We wanted to do projects that didn't involve the two of us.If there is a tie and multiple people answer correctly, then a single person from that group will be randomly selected to receive the giveaway.The recipient must reside in the United States and must be at least 18 years old.