Aly & AJ’s “Pretty Places” – Single Review
We all have our pretty places, be it a refuge from a pandemic or the feeling of home with a person we love. Further solidifying the vintage dream aesthetic of their upcoming album, Aly & AJ sing of these “Pretty Places” on the latest single of the same name.
“These open skies, leaving the past behind. I would for all the pretty places,” the sisters harmonize. “I’ll go anywhere- All I need is you.”
“Pretty Places” appears to seal fate on the still-unnamed 2021 album, which is sure to be the pop-rock duo’s most sophisticated work yet. Hailing from the angsty teen-pop stylings of early 2000s Disney Channel, their sound has matured gracefully since 2007’s “Insomniatic.”
The sisters’ last few singles – in tandem with the sprinkling of singles and and EPs since 2017 – serve as promising indicators of the work to come. I look forward to the 2021 record as Aly & AJ’s strongest work yet, not only sonically and aesthetically cohesive, but also lyrically robust.
Listen to “Pretty Places” here: