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Hey everyone! I’m posting about 78Violet’s Hothouse music video again because it is now only available to watch on their VEVO channel!! It’s really important the views get back up to where they were after the video premiered on their official youtube account. Please spread the word!
The sisters known simply by their first names — Aly and AJ — have grown far beyond being the adolescent pop starlets that fans first came to know. After last month announcing a name change — 78Violet — to fit their more mature musical sensibilities, the twenty-something duo did a Billboard Tastemakers session on Mophonics Studio’s Manhattan rooftop to perform brand new single, “Hothouse” and another new track, “Boy” and to talk about their new sound, natural style, and film careers.
Aly Michalka says the ethereal, wistful “Hothouse,” is particularly special, “because we wrote it with a dear friend of ours who we’ve been co-writing a lot with over the past couple years, Mike Einziger from Incubus.”
Aly says the song is also an indication of the more mature music to come on the pair’s upcoming album. They are “just really finding who our sound is now as older, adult artists instead of just young teenagers,” she says. “I think that our life experience was definitely a huge part of making the full album.”
Coming six years after launching their careers as Aly & AJ with 2007 debut album “Into the Rush” and Hot 100 charting singles “Chemicals React” and “Rush,” 78Violet has not only been busy recording new music, they’ve also been performing live and the reaction to the new material has been instantly positive, says AJ Michalka. At a recent New York show the day after ‘Hothouse’ was released, “people already knew the lyrics… It was really, actually emotional for Aly and I because I look out at the audience and this is what we’re doing it for. It’s for them. And to see that response back is overwhelming. It’s incredible.” Continue reading
Sorry for taking so long to get these up, we were having problems uploading them to the site. Anyway, we’ve added 480 HQ screen captures from the “Hothouse” Music Video. This video is beyond gorgeous! It was so hard to pick the thumbnails for the update because all of the shots were just absolutely stunning. Both Aly and AJ looked beautiful in this video and they sure didn’t disappoint us fans who have been waiting years for new material! Previews and gallery link are below:
480 x 78Violet/Music Career > Music Videos > 78Violet Debut Album > “Hothouse” Music Video – Screen Captures
It’s finally here! Be sure to purchase the single and music video on iTunes, the links are below.
Aly & AJ’s interview with Clevver that they did a couple weeks ago to promote Hothouse is finally online. In the video they mention Hothouse will be released ‘tomorrow’ — which is wrong, it’ll be out on 7/8. They obviously intended to put it online this Sunday, but chose to post it early. Hothouse will be available on iTunes on Monday, July 8th! Check out the interview below:
Aly & AJ are officially in their twenties, and to completely say goodbye to their teen-pop-star days, they’ve got a new name: 78Violet. And with the release of their new single, “Hothouse,” on the horizon, the two tell MTV News they are looking forward to re-introducing themselves to the world in a whole new way.
“I think for us, us changing from Aly & AJ to 78Violet was a choice we kind of made because not only did we want to be seen as kind of individuals … but also wanting to find kind of that third element to who we are when we’re onstage, that other voice that is kind of created when the two of us sing together in unison or in harmony ” big sister Aly, 24, told MTV News. “And 78violet is kind of that feminine alter ego when we’re onstage.” Continue reading