Yesterday was a rather special Tizzie Tuesday for us. Ashley performed songs from the upcoming album Symptoms at Fashion Go’s Opening Night Happy Hour in Las Vegas, Nevada. Via Instagram Stories she shared photos and videos, and also the news of herself being super nervous pre-show. Let’s face it: she did so well! We’re proud of you Ashley. Find lots of videos on our YouTube channel.
A few days ago Ashley threw a big launch party for the Illuminate Cosmetics Glow Up palettes. There are 28 HQs from the photobooth in the gallery.
Ashley told us via the Symptoms‘ Instagram account that there’s an announcement coming. And on Tizzie Tuesday it arrived. Ashley’s new single Love Me & Let Me Go will be released on January 25th. Basically Ashley posted a new Nick Walker photo from the Symptoms album shoot with the caption “Love me or let me go. 1.25.18” (of course she meant 2019 😉). Are you ready for the new single?
2019 is here and Ashley has mentioned we’re getting a new single in January and the album Symptoms early 2019. Via the album’s Instagram a post was shared, saying “Announcement this week“. Is it about the new single? Or some album details? I guess we will find out soon! A couple of days ago Ashley also mentioned she’ll be shooting a music video the next weeks.
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.
Sunday Funday. Ashley was seen shopping at friend Haylie Duff’s baby store Little Moon in Studio City with her friend Nikki Lee and her newborn baby girl. Also Ashley was seen out at a farmer’s market with Chris and Maui.
There’s a new Symptoms photoshoot picture to share with you.
Earlier this year Ashley had a photoshoot with Mike Rosenthal for Modeliste Magazine. Today the first MQ photos were leaked. So gorgeous! You can order your copy of the December Issue featuring Ashley on Amazon for $44.13.
Besides Ashley had a little ‘get ready with me’ live Instagram Stories session this morning. The full video can be found on our YouTube channel.
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.
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.”