It's been officially forever since we've heard new tunes from Ashley Tisdale. She memorably played (and sang as) Sharpay Evans on High School Musical way back in 2006—can you believe it's been that long?—and though she's recorded a few solo albums since then, this new track just might be our favorite.
"You're Always Here" is ballady and beautiful and a whole lot less straight-up pop than Guilty Pleasure, her aptly-named 2009 release. But a lot has changed in Ashley's life in the last few years. She's grown up a lot. She's engaged. She's gone from blonde to brunette, and back again. So it's no surprise that her music has matured in a big way, too.
A true labor of love, the song was penned by Ashley, produced by her fiance, and dedicated to her late grandfather. Oh, and? Part of the proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which makes the whole thing even sweeter. So download your copy on iTunes pronto—but first, watch this behind-the-scenes video about the making of the song.