Another day in New York, another day to promote Voices In My Head. Ashley visited SiriusXM, AOL’s BUILD Series and TRL to talk about her new music. Besides that photos of Ashley on GMA Day from Monday (November 12th) were also added.
Day 1 of Ashley promoting Voices In My Head and the upcoming album Symptoms in New York. Ashley sat down in varies television shows to talk about her single, all reasons that inspired her and also how she personally got touched by her fans and people reacting to the lead single. So emotional, so real, so wonderful.
Inside Ashley Tisdale’s Hollywood Hills Home, Where “Laid-Back Chic” Reigns Supreme
The actress, musician, and entrepreneur worked with designer-to-the-stars Jake Arnold to renovate and style her 1930s Spanish Colonial
“I knew the moment we saw it,” Tisdale says of the extended search the couple embarked on to find their new home. I can’t explain it. We stepped onto the property and I knew, ‘This is it.’”
Even before finding her 1930s Colonial, Ashley Tisdale had one rule for her dream home: to renovate it with her father. “My dad, Mike Tisdale, is a contractor,” she explains. “I grew up with him building all these amazing houses—including Darren Star’s home in Los Angeles—and I missed working together.”
Tisdale—who dropped her new single, “Voices in My Head,” last week—was drawn to her father’s ability to renovate old structures without sacrificing their original character. “He knows how to make a space feel fresh and clean while still looking old. He doesn’t turn it into a new build.” To Tisdale, who had only ever lived in modern homes and was looking for a change, this was key.
But don’t think having a contractor for a father makes it easy to find a house. “We looked for about a year and a half,” says Tisdale of her search with composer husband Christopher French. “We were living in Studio City at the time in this beautiful, brand new Hamptons-style house—the first place my husband and I lived after we got married. But it was too big. There were entire parts of the place that we never used. It didn’t feel like home.”
Luckily, the house sold just four days after listing—incidentally to a friend who bought not only the house, but also all of its furnishings. “I took almost absolutely nothing with me,” Tisdale laughs. “My dog and my husband.”
“I love a good tub, and that view saves me,” Tisdale says. “I’ve never lived in the Hills before. It gives me a good perspective on life. I look outside and remember how small I am.”
Packing light was an unexpected blessing, however, as it had Tisdale and French fortuitously prepared for what happened next.
“We were in contract for a different home, but it turned out that property had foundation issues,” Tisdale recalls. “And, of course, we had to leave our existing home. So, we found an Airbnb in Sherman Oaks. I thought we would only be there for three months, but it ended up being six.”
Fortunately, Tisdale’s 3,500-square-foot dream home was worth the wait. “I knew the moment we saw it. I can’t explain. There were certain things I wanted that this house doesn’t have, like a huge driveway… But it didn’t matter. We stepped onto the property and I knew, This is it.”
In addition to her father, Tisdale enlisted the help of interior designer Jake Arnold from 4C Design Group. “I’d seen this amazing bathroom he’d done for Julianne Hough and already followed him on Instagram,” Tisdale says. “I interviewed a few other people first, but then I was like, ‘I gotta go with him. He designed my favorite bathroom.’”
Tisdale says it was one of the best decisions she’s ever made. “In the past, I bought everything from Restoration Hardware,” Tisdale says. “My house was like a catalog. But Jake brought this minimalistic vibe. I would describe our combined style as laid-back chic with layers. He taught me how to buy key pieces from RH, then add vintage touches for a unique feel.” Arnold also seemingly helped her warm up to design treasures she didn’t even know she had, like her husband’s Shepard Fairey that now hangs in the couple’s living room. “I actually tried to make Chris get rid of that painting because it didn’t fit the style of our last house,” Tisdale says. “I’m so glad he ignored me.”
In Tisdale’s eyes, the home’s biggest issue was the lack of closet space. “Old homes usually have small closets and bathrooms. So we blew out the wall between the closet and the existing master bathroom and turned that into a huge walk-in. Then we repurposed a smaller bedroom into the master bath.” Her favorite part of the admittedly killer bathroom? “I love a good tub, and that view saves me,” she says. “I’ve never lived in the Hills before. It gives me a good perspective on life. I look outside and remember how small I am.”
All in, it took eight months to get the house—now a three bed, three-and-a-half bath—up to snuff. They started with new plumbing and air conditioning and ended with the master bedroom (which was actually only completed the night before we arrived for our photoshoot).
So, now that she’s finally done, is there anything Tisdale would change? “There was a big debate between light and dark [for the floors],” she remembers. “Jake thought black looked good. It’s beautiful and so chic, but I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time cleaning footprints. I’m a little OCD, and we’ve had to become a shoe-free house. But it looks amazing, and we’re so happy with it.”
What it really comes down to, she says, is the creativity the couple feels in this home. “Chris has a studio here. I was inspired to write my new album, Symptoms—my first album since 2009—here,” Tisdale says. “I became CEO of my company, Illuminate Cosmetics, here. Renovating this place has been perfectly in line with where we’re going in our careers.”
The singer-actress talks her new album and overcoming anxiety.
Ashley Tisdale has built her entire career on being relatable. After moving to Los Angeles from her native New Jersey, the young entertainer cut her teeth with supporting roles on hit shows like 7th Heaven and Smart Guy. Despite her growing profile, Tisdale still prioritized working regular jobs and attending public school until she got her breakout Disney character, first as Maddie Fitzpatrick, the environmentally conscious teenage service worker in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Having something that felt like a normal life likely helped Tisdale adjust to the pressures of her meteoric rise to fame, which hit critical mass when she played queen bee Sharpay Evans in the wildly popular High School Musical franchise, starting in 2005. But even off screen, Tisdale was fiercely individual on the streets and red carpet, wearing boas, UGGs, and no shortage of tulle and beads. You could tell from the squinty-eyed celebutante pout she perfected that she could care less about the public’s judgement.
Tisdale’s acting triumphs opened the door for equally successful music entrees, from 2006’s gold-selling bubblegum pop debut, Headstrong (“He Said She Said”), and her edgier pop-rock influenced follow-up, 2009’s Guilty Pleasure (“It’s Alright, It’s OK”).During both major-label efforts, Tisdale’s winning personality never dimmed, even when leaning into the tumultuous experiences of her teenage fanbase with life, liberty, and the pursuit of individuality.
This diverse industry cred all worked to establish Tisdale as one of the pre-eminent talents of her generation, coming from the same child star boot camp that bred contemporaries like Selena Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, Vanessa Hudgens, Drake Bell, Justin Bieber, Hilary Duff, and countless others. But of course, growing up in the limelight is not without its challenges, as we’ve seen time and again through the turbulent highs and lows navigated by all these stars.
And somehow through her own inner fortitude, Tisdale made what looked like a seamless transition to adulthood, taking on more risqué roles on shows like Sons of Anarchy and in Scary Movie 5. She has since gotten married to musician Christopher French, launched a makeup line, and executive-produced the ABC Family TV series Young & Hungry for its four-season run. Now 33, Tisdale is more in the driver’s seat than ever.
After nine years, super fans were elated to discover that Tisdale was ready to release her third album Symptoms. It’s out in 2019, and on it, she shows audiences a side they haven’t seen during her decades-long career — that of Ashley Tisdale, a woman navigating the ups and downs of her internal world. And it’s 100 percent her: alongside producer John Feldmann, Tisdale wrote the album’s nine songs, forging a creative partnership that allowed her to reveal her most vulnerable self yet.
The lead single from Symptoms, “Voices in My Head,” which you can stream below, carries an almost quiet grace. Over a simple, catchy guitar lick that morphs into a spare electro-infused beat, Tisdale acknowledges the voices that threaten to “fuck me up and change me” when she buries her feelings. She sings with serene acceptance about the voices as lies to you and me, making her experience universal. It’s the calm therapy session we all need right now.
Where does this come from? Tisdale gets candid and espouses hard-earned wisdom with PAPER in an illuminating interview. Here, she talks about being true to herself, self-love, and why we should label ourselves less.
Hey! Oh my god. I’m so excited. How are you?
I am so good, how are you?
Well, my life is so great, I get to talk to Ashley Tisdale!
Oh my god, you are hilarious.
So you’re working on your new album…
Yes, “Voices in My Head” [is out now] and then Symptoms will be out in January.
How are you feeling about it?
I know! I’m feeling really really good. You know, it’s so different from any of the other experiences I’ve had in music. In the past, for me, when it came to — even in TV and movies — I’ve always been like, “Oh my gosh! I wonder how this is going to do?” And I honestly have no fear, I don’t even really, honestly, care. I’m so proud of it, and proud of what I’ve done. It’s the most authentic thing I have ever done in my career. It’s very personal for me.
Wow, like even more than acting, everything else?
Oh, yeah. In acting, I’m playing different characters, so it’s not really me as a person. I’m producing other peoples’ visions; but this album is who I am, and I think it’s very scary at the same time because you’re being so vulnerable and that’s really hard. I think this is the first time my fans and people are even going to know who I am as a person. The album really takes you through a journey of what I’ve gone through.
It’s been nine years since your last album. You’ve had a full life since then! I know you have a lot to say. Can you give me an overview of some of the bigger themes you’re tackling on this record?
Since it’s been so long since I have done music, I always said I was not going to do music just to put something out there. It’d have to mean something. I definitely have gone through things over the last couple of years, and even have become more aware of things that I go through. It was all really weird how this happened, but John Feldmann, who is a really good friend of mine who produces the 5 Seconds of Summer records and blink-182 and all the way back to Hilary Duff, back in the day… he came to me and was like, “We just created Big Noise and we want to sign you.” And I was like, “Oh that’s so crazy. Let me feel it out in the studio.” I’ve been in and out of the studio for about four years now, but I really wasn’t excited about anything I was doing. Really the album is an upbeat record, like pop/electronic, but it’s got the undertones of issues like depression and anxiety. I’ve dealt with anxiety for a really long time. I think I became super aware of my anxiety about two years ago.
The time has finally come: Ashley’s new song Voices In My Head is finally available for all of us! You can purchase it on iTunes and Google Play ($1.29) or stream it on Spotify. To get us all in the sing-along mood Ashley published the official lyric video on her YouTube channel as well. The official music video will be up by next week she shared via Twitter.
On Wednesday (November 7th) Ashley attended the Soda Says Celebrates US Launch in Los Angeles, California. She also visited Spotify to talk about the new single. So many exciting things happening and so glad to keep you all updated. Keep checking in on our website, this post will be edited once we get more photos of Ashley promoting the song today!
Besides promoting her new single Ashley visited Allure Magazine a little while back to film a “[…] tried 9 things she’s never done before”.
Tomorrow (November 8th) Ashley’s brand new single Voices In My Head will be released and Ashley Tisdale Source is here to set up a very special fan project for the release and Ashley, but we need your help. To celebrate the release of Ashley’s brand new song we’d like to share a lip syncing video of all Tizzies lip syncing Voices In My Head. The song drops at midnight and you can listen to it on Spotify or Apple Music or purchase it on iTunes. Would you like to join this project for Ashley?
HOW TO ENTER
Listen to Voices In My Head any way you prefer and record yourself lip syncing your favorite part (or in general the song). Share the video with the team of Ashley Tisdale Source on either Twitter (tweet the part to atisdalesource), on Instagram (post the part and tag atisdalsource) or send the video via E-Mail (send a mail to email@example.com, either send the video or upload it somewhere – YouTube would be the greatest idea in this case – and send me the link). Since I want to include the people who made the video – once again, you – I would need your name, age and social media handles (if you want to share them), maybe even the country you’re from to show Ashley how many people have made this for her. Please include these information in your comment, tweet, description or mail.
WHAT WILL THE VIDEO BE LIKE?
I will give my best to cut together clips of everyone who entered – including myself – and put Ashley’s song in the background so it seems like we are all singing along to Ashley’s brand new masterpiece. In the end there should be a fan video in the length of the song of Tizzies celebrating Ashley’s new song. In the end I would want to add a little promotion for Ashley’s all new song, where to get it and surely I will share it on here and all social media sites so you can share it with everybody (also Ashley please) too.
Feel free to share this project with your friends and followers, on all social media platforms as well. The more Tizzies we get to enter, the greater the video will be. Please do not tag Ashley in any posts about this project yet. I would want the video to be a surprise for her. So once the video is finished (I may manage to do so on Friday, depending on how many people join) I will share the link on this website and the Ashley Tisdale Source Twitter to people can share the link with Ashley via Twitter and Instagram. Let’s surprise her!
About the deadline: the faster you enter (since the song is out in Australia and Japan for example – you can do your video already and share it) the better it’ll be. If I don’t get enough people together I may have to do the video all by myself – which would be sad. Right now I just hope some of you may enter so we can get this project done by tomorrow, the release day, otherwise I’d like to have the video done by Friday or Saturday.
Thank you in advance if you’re sharing this project or even take place in it. Don’t forgot to buy Voices In My Head tomorrow and to also stream the song.
Ashley Tisdale, born Ashley Michelle Tisdale, was born on July 2, 1985 in Monmouith County, New Jersey. She's an American actress, singer-songwriter, producer and designer, most known for her role as Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical movies. At the age of threee she began her career by starring in various commercials. Today she's running her YouTube channel, including a #TizzieTuesday and she's one of the executive producers of FreeForm's hit show Young & Hungry.
ILLUMINATE BY ASHLEY TISDALE (2016-) Ashley as CEO Genre : Beauty/Cosmetic Line Status : Available for Purchase Release : May 27, 2016
Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale is a make-up line for everyday girls just looking to have fun with it. From inspiring goddess palettes to lip color inspired by her favorite cities in the world, let us help Illuminate you.
SKYLANDERS ACADEMY (2016-) Ashley as Stealth Elf Genre : Animated Comedy Series Status : Season 3 on Netflix Release : October 28, 2016
In the world of Skylands, Spyro the Dragon, Stealth Elf, and Eruptor are new graduates at Skylanders Academy. Under the teachings of Master Eon and Jet-Vac, the three of them will learn what it means to be a Skylander while fighting the evil Kaos and other villains of Skylands.
CHARMING (2018) Ashley as Cinderella Genre : Animated Movie Status : Complete Release : Out in Europe, Asia & Australia
Cursed as a child under a magic spell, Prince Philip Charming (Wilmer Valderrama) compulsively proposes to every woman he encounters, leaving a trail of lovesick ladies and scorned lovers to wreak vengeful havoc on the kingdom.
SYMPTOMS (2019) Third studio Album Genre : Music Status : Complete Release : 2019
Almost a decade after the release of her second studio album Ashley is back with music. The third studio album 'Symptoms' will be released in 2019, contain 9 songs of Ashley's personal journey with depression and anxiety, all written by herself.
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