A period of forced introspection has seen THE ACES digging deep and laying everything out.
Words: Neive McCarthy.
Photos: Julian Burgeno.
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The Aces have always, always had an interesting story to tell. Through the rollercoaster ride of their first two albums, they’ve consistently been thought-provoking, examining and introspective with every infectious pop anthem they create. However, as they return with their third album, ‘I’ve Loved You For So Long’, that rings truer than ever. They’ve dove deep into their own world.
After releasing ‘Under My Influence’ into a locked-down world, Cristal and Alisa Ramirez, McKenna Petty and Katie Henderson had something of a mountain to climb. Left with a lot of time on their hands to take an inner look, the four-piece had to scale the heights of everything that had gone on in their lives thus far. A few years later, a weight has lifted, and they’re floating down the other side of that gargantuan mountain. On ‘I’ve Loved You For So Long’, we meet a different band in a way. Matured and more understanding, we find them truly, truly in tune with themselves, their inner child and, more impo…