Join the alternative pop duo Aly & AJ, sisters Alyson and Amanda Michalka, for a conversation about making music during the pandemic and their new album, a touch of the beat gets you up on your feet gets you out and then into the sun. An upbeat ode to sisterhood, California sun, and a classic ‘70s sound, Aly & AJ’s new songs are tuned to the moment — a perfect encapsulation of heartbreak, release, and joy. Vogue called it “the feel-good album of the summer,” while Line of Best Fit said it’s “a triumphant return, and is sure to be the beginning of a brilliant new chapter” and The Fader simply proclaimed “Aly & AJ just keep winning.” Hear them discuss the making of the record, what it was like to see their song “Potential Breakup Song” have a second life thanks to TikTok during the pandemic, what’s next in their acting careers, and much more.
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. From now through June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by an anonymous donor—going twice as far in supporting 92Y. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you for anything you can do to help.