Four-piece indie-pop band The Aces have released the final single ahead of their anticipated third studio album, I’ve Loved You For So Long out June 2 on Red Bull Records.
As the first song on the album, the title track evokes the heartwarming feeling of falling in love with someone again and again, discovering new things to love as time goes on. The acoustic guitar-driven melodies are reminiscent of The Cranberries, setting the tone for several 90s-tinged tracks on the package. The band dedicates the song to each other, knowing the greatest love of their lives is in their chosen family and the music they’ve made together since they were kids. The official music video reflects the endearing nature of their relationship and brings this nostalgic era of The Aces to life.
Lead singer Cristal Ramirez shares, “The greatest love of my life is this band. It was something that subtlety dawned on me after writing the title track for our third record, ‘I’ve Loved You For So Long’ – a line Alisa wrote that felt grand and romantic. We were exploring what love looks like in a long-term relationship, of loving someone for so long that they almost feel like a part of you. Although, when we were writing it, we were referencing experiences from our romantic relationships, I quickly realized, the love of my life is this band.”
She continues, “I was recalling making our first record in New York. From being 10 years old in the basement picking out guitar chords, to touring the world together. Stumbling through life, relationships, the good and bad, always having the band to fall back on. The only truly consistent thing in a chaotic ever-changing world. I realize that I’ve never really loved anything like I love this band. And that even through times of dulled inspiration, of questioning everything, I’m always softly reminded that this is exactly where I’m supposed to be.”
Alongside the single, The Aces announced their triumphant return to the live space with two headline runs across Europe/UK and North America, spanning 30+ dates starting August 14. Following several festival performances in addition to their sold-out album release event at Camden Assembly in London, they’ll bring the new album to fans in Birmingham at The Mill, Los Angeles at The Wiltern, New York at Brooklyn Steel, Austin at Emo’s, and more. Throughout the tour, The Aces will partner with Sound Mind Live, a non-profit organization that focuses on building a community and open dialogue around mental health through music, to provide mental health resources to fans in each city.
Find the full routing below, with tickets available here.