Ashley Tisdale has finally returned with new music. She has a new album on the way called Symptoms and fans already have the first taste of the forthcoming release via its first single “Voices In My Head.”
“‘Voices in My Head’ is really personal for me. The whole album is personal. It’s called Symptoms and it’s really based off of my journey through anxiety and depression. I felt like ‘Voices’ was the best first single because it really explains what the whole album is about,” Tisdale explains to iHeartRadio. She continues, “I co-wrote every single song on the album and it’s so different. It’s a different feeling from like my past music because it is so personal, and everything from the music video, to the art, to the music itself has been all of me and just my creative vision. It’s something that I feel fans will really get to know me for the first time, rather than just me as a character on a movie or a TV show.”
Ashley adds about what fans can expect to hear on Symptoms, “It’s really fun. It’s upbeat and has some electronic elements to it. I think that a lot of the response that I get from my friends is that they all can relate to it. There are a lot of songs that are really relatable, but I think that they’ll really get to know me and I really wanted to make a point to not make music that you kind of dwell in the feelings of anxiety and depression. I really wanted to be upbeat and be like, you know, we can get through this. I just wanted to make someone at home feel less alone.”
To celebrate the next chapter of Tisdale’s career, we took a walk down memory lane with the singer/actress and revisited some of her best throwback pictures. From her High School Musical days as Sharpay Evans, to epic red carpet outfits, Ashley shared the stories behind each photo.
See the video below to find out what Ashley had to say about her #TBT Instagram posts.
Also check out these two bonus posts with quotes [not included in the video]
High School Musical at the Emmys
[My] ultimate goal in life [is] to win an Emmy. Yeah, we didn’t get to keep these! They went to the producers. That was like really cool though. We had so much fun. So crazy. It feels like a lifetime ago but that was really cool. An achievement.
Going Undercover on the High School Musical Tour
That was like, it’s really funny because when we were doing the tour of High School Musical, we were playing these humongous venues and we would just get tired of craft service or what we had. So we really wanted like the junk food in the venue and so it would be like … these venues were like I think 20,000 people, and so we would put these wigs on, and I even got to the point where I think Corbin Bleu’s dad was just getting tons of people coming up to him because they recognized his dad. And I went up to him and I was like I’m a huge fan! And he saw it was me and knew not to say anything. But yeah, we just used to wear these wigs and like go into the venue and nobody even knew it was us so it was pretty cool.