[artist id=”2103458″]Ashley Tisdale[/artist] may have been the guilty pleasure of tween girls everywhere as Sharpay in the “High School Musical” movies, but now the singer/actress is sharing hers with the world on her aptly titled album, Guilty Pleasure, out June 16.
For the album, Tisdale worked with Toby Gadd, “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi and Billy Steinberg and embraced her rocker-chick roots, emulating such artists as Pat Benatar and Pink. “It’s different — it’s more guitar-driven … it’s pop-rock,” she said of the LP. “The first album, for me, was learning myself as an artist — and this album, I knew exactly what I wanted coming into and it’s reflecting on where I am in my life right now.”
Unlike her first album, Headstrong, Tisdale hopes to show off her “edgier” side, leaving behind the pop and R&B songs. “They’re more mature [songs], but it’s still really fun and you can rock out to it,” she said. “There are still only two ballads on it, because I want it to be something you can pop in your car or when you’re getting ready to go out you can listen to.”
The album’s first single is “I’m Alright, I’m OK,” which the singer describes as “a strong survival song.”
And for the video, Tisdale got pretty destructive, showing “90210” actor Adam Gregory just what happens when you cross the “They Came From Upstairs” actress . “He drives away from his house, I enter his house, and I invite a lot of people over — we destroy it,” she explained. “There’s also male models there that I’m taking pictures with, I’m posing with, leaving them all around the house — so then he comes home with the girl that he is cheating on me with and sees his place is destroyed! Great revenge!”