INDIEPOP BAND THE ACES RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SOLO”
After their last single “Always Get This Way” gave the band a quick jump to one million streams, indie-pop quartet The Aces is back with the next single from their upcoming album “I’ve Loved You For So Long”, which will be released on June 2 via Red Bull Records. This time they opt for synth and electro-pop vibes on the track “Solo”.
With each single release, the band sheds a little more light on their journey of self-discovery. Lead singer Cristal Ramirez has a revealing moment in “Solo” that has changed her way of dealing with relationships.
Cristal says, “It’s very easy to constantly blame the people around you for love, life, and relationships. In this song, I explored for the first time how I am in my relationships and where my fault lay. How my untreated anxiety disorder and perfectionism could mean the downfall of something good.”
“Solo” is a very vulnerable song where I discovered that maybe I was the problem myself. That was something very liberating. As we drove home through the winding hills of Malibu that night, blasting the messy demo through the car speakers, I knew it was one of my favorite songs we had ever written.”
The Aces are embarking on a new era with “I’ve Loved You For So Long” and are proud to deliver such an intimate album. Looking back on their 14-year-old selves in the sheltered suburbs of Provo, Utah, this album serves as a love letter to the teenage girls who had to hear that it would all be okay someday. A month after their most authentic and self-assured project to date, they have already garnered the attention of tastemaker titles such as BBC Radio 1, Apple’s Proud Radio, Spotify’s new GLOW program, Billboard, MTV, and more.
ABOUT THE ACES: After the release of their second album “Under My Influence” in 2020, the band went on a spiritual journey that allowed for a lot of self-reflection. Faced with the reality of a global pandemic, sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez (lead vocals/guitar and drums), Katie Henderson (lead guitar/vocals), and McKenna Petty (bass) used quarantine as a time to reflect, facing their personal mental health issues and processing the experiences they had shared in Provo, Utah, as members of the Mormon church community. When The Aces returned to the studio, their vision – and confidence in each other – was stronger than ever.
The result of this period is “I’ve Loved You For So Long”, the band’s third album. Written and produced by the group (along with producer Keith Varon), the album is a sparkling indie-rock record that is by far their most personal and self-assured work to date. From songs that address mental health to anthems about love, desire, and heartbreak, “I’ve Loved You For So Long” is an album that finds its way into your head and heart – and makes you sing along the whole time.
“I’ve Loved You For So Long” offers The Aces an opportunity to reach new fans in Europe and build on past successes. So far, the group has achieved over 205 million streams, with their previous album “Under My Influence” alone earning over 75 million (including 35 million for the lead single “Daydream”). That album also appeared on numerous charts, including #53 on Billboard’s Top Albums list. In addition, The Aces have toured with 5 Seconds of Summer, X Ambassadors, The Vamps, and COIN, and have performed at festivals worldwide, including NY Pride, Lollapalooza, Firefly, Bonnaroo, OUTFEST, and more. After their last American headline tour sold out in