Hilary Duff is working on her Breathe In. Breathe Out. followup, and it will sound “darker” and “heavier.”
Duff let a lot of us down when she abruptly stopped promoting her last record because, according to her, she didn’t have the energy to be a pop star. “I’m not going to be on a world tour and be the top of the charts because I don’t have the time to put in and that’s not what’s important to me,” she said back in February. “Also, I didn’t have time to really give it the push that it needed with press and going around and promoting it.”
It appears Duff found the inspiration she needed to get back out there. She aligned herself with Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Tori Kelly and many more, and confirmed new music is in the works.
“I was in the studio a few weeks ago, and I tend to do this a few weeks before filming… Just during the season it kind of helps me get excited for the possibility of making a new record or having something to play people,” she told E! News, adding there’s no set date of when she’ll release the new stuff (sidenote: by now the quote is old, but slipped through the cracks and, well… it deserves your undivided attention).
“It’s a bit of a darker tone,” she added. “The one I teased [on Snapchat] is called ‘Tied to You.’ It has a little big of a heavier, darker sound. But it changes all the time.”
In June, Duff assured fans she’ll continue to put forth new material when the time is right.
“Music is such a part of my life and my makeup, though, that I don’t think I’ll ever stop doing it,” she said. “I just don’t think it’ll ever be on the scale that it used to be.”