Ashley Tisdale has made her way back onto the music scene with a brand new single. From her new record, Symptoms, Ashley released a fresh song called “Voices In My Head” earlier in the week.
It’s the first single from the High School Musical alum since her last album, Guilty Pleasure, which came out nine years ago in 2009. According to the star, she felt inspired to release new songs due to her struggle with anxiety, a common mental health issue that many Americans cope with today.
During a chat with Teen Vogue, Ashley said that she has “dealt with it (anxiety)” for her entire life. However, in the last two years, she has become even more aware of it.
Furthermore, her truthfulness, she hopes, will serve as inspiration and consolation for others who are struggling with the same illness. The star added she was “pretty excited about it,” adding that she feels so vulnerable on account of how personal her music is.
— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) November 6, 2018
Before releasing the fresh track, Tisdale shared a playlist that she used for musical inspiration, including Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure,” and Ellie Goulding’s “Something in the Way You Move.”
On Sunday, Tisdale said to her followers that she was releasing new personal music and was incredibly nervous as well as excited about it. Even though Ashley has a long history of acting and singing, she still struggles with the emotions that come as a part of performing.
As fans of the actress and singer know, she first appeared in Gypsy: A Musical Fable as well as The Sound of Music. Ashley was just eight-years-old when she first starting playing the part of Cosette in the musical, Les Miserables. She took just one singing lesson before that.
11 years ago, in 2007, Ashley said to reporters from Newsday that she saw Les Miserables on Broadway and it was one of the most amazing things she had ever witnessed. Tisdale then went to her manager and said she wanted to be in it. For two years, the actress worked on Les Miserables before finally landing a role in Annie in Korea.