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Ashley Tisdale on the real-life inspiration behind her new album — and surviving her time at Disney

Ashley Tisdale on the real-life inspiration behind her new album — and surviving her time at Disney

Ashley Tisdale has found her voice. The actress-singer-producer-beauty-mogul has been through it — and by it, we mean pretty much everything. Professionally: she kicked off her career in Hollywood as a Disney superstar and came out the other side almost entirely unscathed — one of the only members of her Disney class to survive without a scandal to speak of — pivoting to production work and a beauty brand. Personally: She went through a period (a journey, in her words) of anxiety and depression that probably isn’t unfamiliar to many in the industry.

But now Tisdale is returning to her roots. No, this isn’t the exclusive announcement of an official High School Musical reunion (please don’t click away!). She’s releasing an album, her first music to hit radio waves since 2009 (the year of HSM 3) — the second single from Symptoms, “Love Me and Let Me Go,” just dropped. But diehard nostalgia-heads take note, it isn’t going to be anything like “Fabulous.”

“I knew that in order for me to do an album [again] it had to be something important,” Tisdale told EW during a visit to the Los Angeles studio. “Especially because I knew that I had recorded in the past and wasn’t in love with anything that I had done.”

In the old version of her music career (Ashley Tisdale 1.0), she admits the focus was often on the sound of the songs far more than the lyrics. It’s a realization that has presumably hit many of her peers — compare anything by current-day Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, or Selena Gomez to their tracks during the Disney years and you won’t find much subject matter of substance. But now that Tisdale has the autonomy that comes with years of a career driven by her own self — instead of a huge team beholden to a huge machine — she knows exactly what she wants.

“I was very overproduced in the last two albums that I’ve done,” she says. “And this, I would say, is much more stripped-down.”

Now, Tisdale is eager to keep moving forward in her career. As fondly as she considers her time in the High School Musical franchise — costar Vanessa Hudgens is still one of her best friends and a duet with Lucas Grabeel delivered one of her highest-viewed YouTube videos — she still marvels at its seemingly unending lifespan.

“I still see stuff about High School Musical trending and I’m like, ‘Why?’” she laughs. “It’s been so long.”

She also has a very particular aversion to watching any of her past movies or TV shows. She points out that she has no problem listening to the songs from Symptoms (“I don’t know if it’s learning not to be so hard on myself, but I’m so proud of it”), but that her past acting always brings up things she could have done better.

“One of my old movies — I think it was Aliens in the Attic — came on recently and I was just like, ‘Oh God!’” she laughs. “Oh, and Scary Movie 5 came on once. Change the channel!”

For the record, when pressed, she says she would totally re-watch High School Musical 2 — but we wouldn’t recommend reading into that statement too much. For now, she’s all in on music without Sharpay.

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‘Love Me & Let Me Go’ Out Now!

‘Love Me & Let Me Go’ Out Now!

It’s finally here. Ashley released the second single from the new album Symptoms called Love Me & Let Me Go. Catch the song on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and other streaming services. Ashley also had a little Instagram Stories Live talk right after the release. The video can be found exclusively on our YouTube Channel.

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Also yesterday (January 24th) Ashley was seen out for lunch and at the Create & Cultivate And Chevrolet Launch Event For The Create & Cultivate 100 List in Los Angeles.

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‘Love Me & Let Me Go’ Cover

‘Love Me & Let Me Go’ Cover

It’s only 10 days until we get to hear Love Me & Let Me Go, the second single of Symptoms. Ashley released the single cover, shot by Danna Takako, today via Instagram and Twitter. Also she shared the second video from behind the scenes of the Symptoms shoot. On YouTube she wrote:

What’s up, guys?! Here’s part 2 of the behind-the-scenes look into the meaning and creative direction behind my new album, Symptoms. Thank you to my creative team for making all my ideas come to life. Second single from Symptoms drops on 1.25 ❤️

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Ashley Tisdale Gives a Tour of Her Closet in 180°

Ashley Tisdale Gives a Tour of Her Closet in 180°

Ashley Tisdale gives you a tour of her closet in 180°. This video is best viewed in a VR headset, cardboard or mobile. Make sure to increase the quality setting for the best experience. Ashley shows off her favorite clothes, sunglasses, shoes and purses. Ashley’s second single, “Love Me or Let Me Go” off her album, Symptoms, will be released on 1/25. In addition to her music, Ashley is also the CEO of Illuminate Cosmetics, a cruelty-free beauty line.

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The video was shot back in October 2018. Find the post about Ashley recording this video here.

 

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“Love Me & Let Me Go” Music Video Shoot

“Love Me & Let Me Go” Music Video Shoot

We’re getting closer to the release of Ashley’s new song Love Me & Let Me Go, the second single off her new album Symptoms. Last night (January 10th) she filmed the music video in Los Angeles. Just these shot from her Instagram Stories got us hyped.

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We’re getting even more information about the upcoming glow up palettes from Ashley Tisdale‘s Illuminate Cosmetics.

The two highlighting palettes, with both warn and cool shades – are weeks away from their debut.

Along with the highlight and contour palettes, Ashley will also be coming out with a new Illuminate 4-Piece Brush Set. The palettes will be priced at $17, and the brush set at $20.

“We want to deliver easy-to-use, cruelty-free products that work for everyone — from makeup rookies to completely-obsessed enthusiasts,” she recently told US Weekly. “Each product is curated to help the everyday girl.”

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Ashley recaps her year 2018

Ashley recaps her year 2018

2019 is coming closer and Ashley has reached so much this year. On Instagram she shared a wonderful message with us:

2018 you’ve been an emotional roller coaster from day one! You tested me from all angles. I would say you weren’t the greatest but too many life changing things came from it. Taking over @illuminatecosmetics and officially becoming a CEO has def been the most stressful thing I’ve ever done but also rewarding. I faced my demons that I’ve been running from straight in the face and created art out of it (@symptoms) I would say this year has been a year of creating and being my most authentic self. I can’t wait for all the things I’ve been working so hard on to come out in 2019! I’m excited to continue to share my journey and be brave when I’m feeling vulnerable. I am stronger, wiser, and more determined than ever and I am READY!

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Via Instagram Stories Ashley also took a look back on her personal highlights of 2018, including becoming the CEO of Illuminate Cosmetics, the third studio album Symptoms, magazine covers, Voices In My Head, she re-posted the preview of the new Illuminate palette and we got a preview of Ashley’s song Vibrations.

We can’t wait for the new year! Thank you Tizzies for making this year so incredible for Ashley and the team of Ashley Tisdale Source. 🥂