Today, Iconic sister duo Aly & AJ release their five-track record Sanctuary. Their newest efforts see the two touch on themes that push the boundaries of pop, moving past break-ups and focusing on stories of identity, self-reflection and social consciousness, tucking their signature flair for romance and heartbreak on a shelf.
Their previous EP, Ten Years, sent Aly and AJ across the country on a sold-out tour, where they reconnected with fans in their favorite setting and, Sanctuary, began to grow.
“Shows are a sanctuary for our fans. We find a lot of peace and healing comes with talking to them while on tour,” explains Aly. “Hearing their stories about how they came to our music or how it impacted their life – it really touched us and we wanted to give something back.”
The pair have already begun their cross-country tour, making stops in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and Seattle before heading overseas. They are teaming up with The Trevor Project by bringing donation bins and awareness booths to every tour date to shine a light on the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people.