Into the Rush (Bonus Dvd) (Dlx)
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- 製品サイズ : 12.7 x 14.61 x 1.14 cm; 120.48 g
- メーカー : Hollywood Records
- EAN : 0720616264022
- レーベル : Hollywood Records
- ASIN : B000GFRJ2G
- ディスク枚数 : 2
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The energy and spirit the sisters Aly & AJ's bring to their music colors the entire album Into The Rush. Aly and AJ worked with a variety of producers on Into The Rush including some of the music industry's biggest. "We've learned a lot from all of them," says Aly of the producers. "Some things we like...some things we don't like. It's all a part of the process. It's important that we have our own voice and that our emotions are a part of all of our music. This is why we're working with different producers, so that we can experience different ideas."
Their first single may have been the classic cover "Do You Believe In Magic," but the sisters have written all of the songs on this. And though they may be young teens, when it comes to writing songs, they aim high. "We want our songs to be fun, but we also want to write about deeper issues that make people think and issues that we can all relate to in one way or another," says AJ.
Aly and AJ's song "I Am One of Them" tackles the tough subject of child kidnappings. They want to bring awareness by encouraging kids to look out for one another and use precautions and safety measures to empower them. AJ contributed a track called "Protecting Me," a song featured in a "Phil of the Future" episode, which addresses the vulnerable nature of being a kid today. Says Aly: "We want to let kids know they have the power to protect themselves and one another." Aly and AJ have also written songs that address the issues of relationships, heartaches, staying true to yourself and celebrating your own uniqueness.
You don't have to have a sister to score a hit on the pop charts, but sometimes it sure does help. At a time when the Simpson, Spears, Duff, and Lohan girls are steadily oozing sisterly love across teen magazine spreads and whatever other medium will have them, sending a pair of tight-harmonizing teen queens into the studio to take on the world together makes a certain sort of business sense. Never mind, for a moment, that it's the kind that generally turns the stomach of music snobs, because the girls appointed to the task--Aly & AJ (full names: Alyson and Amanda Joy Michalka)--display genuine vocal talent. Aly, the star of the Disney Channel's Phil of the Future and AJ, a sometime presence on shows such as Six Feet Under and General Hospital, already lit up the soundtrack to Now You See It (a Disney Channel Movie) with their rendition of the '60s chestnut "Do You Believe in Magic," and Into the Rush arrives as solid reinforcement. Leadoff track "Rush" pelts listeners with a feel-good, sweet-sounding salvo on keeping it real, "Speak for Myself" aims itself insouciantly at stifling parents, and "I Am One of Them" takes down the self-importance factor a notch by addressing the issue of missing children. That all these songs save the last two ("Do You Believe In Magic" and another can't-miss '60s fave, "Walking On Sunshine") were written by Aly & AJ bodes well for them--Hilary Duff started writing and singing at Hollywood Records, too. --Tammy La Gorce
他のDisney Channel Star、Hilary DuffやLindsay Lohanの音楽で楽しめなか
ちなみにWalking On SunshineとDo You Beleave in Magicはカヴァーです。
ほとんどデビューアルバムのin to the rushと同じ曲が入ってるんですが、新しい曲やアレンジされた曲なども少し入っています！
Whereas the sophomore album was more centred around break-ups and the highs and lows of a relationship, this album is more innocent; it's centred around spirituality and growing up - finding yourself. Self empowerment aside there are many songs on the album about relationships too and some deep issues like bullying and kidnapping (taken from the girls' own experience). The album itself is definitely pop but many songs have a rock edge to it so I would definitely say that it is a pop-rock album. Aly was 16 and AJ was 14 when this album was released. With their lyrical maturity and amazing adult voices it's pretty hard to believe when you listen to it! The album gives you a good taste of their personality because their lyrics are really genuine.
The album begins with Chemicals react (new for the deluxe edition) - a fantastic song about a relationship gone wrong. Both the girls have amazing voices and they really show this on this opener. This is probably the most rock sounding song on the album. Lyrically the girls are smart and vent their attitude in a refined and tasteful way. Shine's verses remind me of a J-Lo song and the chorus is really empowering. This is one of the songs about spirituality and being the best you can. Never far behind has religious context in it where the girls are reaching out to a friend saying they'll do anything to help. It's sweet and the chorus is amazing. Their voices border on angelic! Collapsed was apparently the first song written for the album and is a simple song but with the girls great voices and melodic pop it sounds great. Both Something more and Collapsed are apparently new versions. Rush is the best song the album. The song comes in very slowly with acoustic guitar and builds up into this incredible, powerful chorus. It's really empowering and inspirational. No one is another song about finding yourself and being yourself. It's got a nice melodic, soft sound throughout with this floaty rhythm. Their harmonic voices in the chorus are beautiful. On the ride is a really groovy song about how the girls have this sixth sense where they know each other so well and enjoy each others company but of course it can be applied to anyone. The chorus demonstrates their amazing melodic sound. I was blown away the 1st time I heard the chorus because it's sheer beautiful. In a second is another stunning track with soft verses and this incredible, beautifully melodic chorus. The fact that the song talks about how the singer wants to know how this other person feels and how they think their crush is 'perfect' conveys how their songwriting separates them from any of their contemporaries. It's so fresh and joyful to hear when so many songs these days (especially top 40) are centred around hooking up in the club and having sex! The fact that these songs are totally meaningful is why I love the album. I am one of them is the song about kidnapping and their scared feelings about it all. The subject may be a grim one but it's definitely something people should hear about. Sticks and stones starts off with a Chinese type of rhythm! The song itself is about bullying and is really influential. Their genuine lyrics mixed with great sounds is what makes these girls so great and why I love their music. Slow down I really like. It's got a great driving rhythmical sound and there's a sample of attitude in the lyrics but at the same time being honest. The album ends with two covers - Do you believe in magic and Walking on sunshine (which I think is way better than the original!), which the record label wanted them to do to keep up a more cheery image and both do the girls justice.
The deluxe edition includes a DVD with the Chemicals react video, Chemicals react SIMLISH video (which was created for The Sims 2: Pets) and Rush music video.
The album is an amazing debut and so refreshing to listen to. The girls may have had assistance on some of the songs from their mother Carrie and a couple of others who co wrote with them but the album displays how incredibly talented these girls are. They are way beyond their age in terms of songwriting maturity in my opinion. Hollywood records may have given the girls a chance to make an amazing record and show the world how talented they are but I'm sure the girls have more great material to come without them!