reporting by Cory Midgarden
Have all of those secrets on “Pretty Little Liars” left you feeling conflicted about the Liars themselves? Did that controversial, Photoshopped to death GQ shoot sour you on the “realness” of the actresses who play them? Well, fear not, because Lucy Hale is poised to set the record straight on June 3, when her long-awaited debut album Road Between finally arrives.
“A lot of people know me as Aria from ’PLL,’ but a lot of people don’t know Lucy,” Hale told MTV News. “They don’t know my story, and the things that I’ve been through, and what I stand for. I think after listening to the album, they’ll get a clear idea of who Lucy Hale is as a human being.”
One thing that many of Hale’s television devotees probably don’t know is that this album — an 11-track country-pop collection that features songs penned by Kacey Musgraves and former Whiskeytown member Mike Daly — is a long time coming. Hale got her start as a singer back in 2003 when she placed in the top five on Fox’s “American Juniors,” then quickly changed paths when a move to Los Angeles found her booking acting gigs instead. Still, the Tennessee native never lost sight of what she truly wanted — and the end result, she says, will expose her fans to sides of Lucy that had previously remained as hidden as the identity of A.
“I think there’s a whole underground following [of fans] that think that Aria could be A,” Hale told MTV News. “They have some pretty good theories.”
Check out Lucy’s thoughts on Road Between and “Pretty Little Liars” below.
Road Between hits shelves on June 3; “Pretty Little Liars” returns to ABC Family on June 10.