Aly & AJ want their s–t back. On Tuesday (Dec. 29), the sister act unveiled the long-awaited explicit version of their hit single “Potential Breakup Song.”
Loyal fans have been clamoring for a grown-up update of the infectious 2007 smash for years, and the duo finally unleash every explicit lyric the song’s attitude calls for, which they cleverly skirted around on the original version during their squeaky clean Disney Channel days.
“It took too long, it took too long, it took too long/ For you to call back/ And normally, I would just forget that/ Except for the fact it was my birthday, my f–kin’ birthday/ I played along, I played along, I played along/ Rolled right off my back/ But obviously, my armor was cracked/ What kind of a boyfriend would forget that?/ Who would forget that?” the siblings ask on the updated first verse over the bop’s familiar rock-infused electronic beat.
“We wanted to breakup up with 2020 and get our s–t back,” AJ said in a statement of choosing to release the new recording just days before the end of the year. She added that the duo’s new album will arrive in spring 2021.
Upon its initial release, “Potential Breakup Song” became the highest-charting single of Aly & AJ’s career, serving as the lead single off 2007’s Insomniatic, peaking at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually going platinum.
Meanwhile, the adult reimagining of breakup anthem arrives on the heels of its recent viral resurgence on TikTok, as well as the release of Aly & AJ’s latest single, dreamy ballad “Slow Dancing.”
In late November, the sisters also dropped We Don’t Stop, a digital compilation album featuring every song from their two most recent EPs — 2017’s Ten Years and 2019’s Sanctuary — as well as their 2020 singles “Attack of Panic” and “Joan of Arc on the Dance Floor.”
Listen to the new, explicit version of “Potential Breakup Song” below.