So, who is Hilary Duff?
We all know (and Love) Hilary Duff as the cute little star of Lizzie McGuire, but a lot has changed since then. After her time on the Disney Channel, Hilary has pursued a music career but never reached the heights of other child stars. Take a look at Miley Cyrus, for example, who has won global fame despite her children’s TV history. Hilary released two albums between 2002 and 2003 and found mild success, but her music did not win her the acclaim she expected. The facts speak for themselves – she has yet to become a hit musician. These days, it seems that artists are incapable of producing timeless hits, which is a real shame.
What happened next?
In 2004, she decided to release yet another EP – this time it was a little different from her previous attempts. Her third album, ‘Hilary Duff’, was a mix of strong drum solos and, sure, the odd riff from the likes of Gary’s vintage guitars. At the time, you could have mistaken her for a wannabe pop-punk princess, but it was never going to last. This girl is anything but punk – she is a pure pop star, which is what we can see from her latest musical offering.
Breathe In. Breathe Out. (2015)
Her latest album, ‘Breathe In. Breathe Out.’, is something completely brand new. Gone are the rock elements that her songs used to have. Now, it is all about catchy tunes and heavily auto-tuned sounds. Fans have already heard a few songs on the album, and it seems to be quite popular already. ‘Chasing the Sun’ was the first single from the album and fans could download it online right away. The EP is her fifth official studio album and should change the way the world sees Miss Duff. The record is due for release in June, and there is a whole load of hype surrounding it already. Some people are even saying that the album will change the young singer’s life. (We won’t hold our breath!)
The Tinder Scandal
In the midst of releasing a new album, it seems that Hillary’s mind was on other things. This girl is looking for love and, like any modern woman, she headed over to Tinder to get it. Unfortunately, when UK paper, The Independent, wrote a piece on STD’s and Tinder, they chose Hilary’s photo to use. Many fans thought it was pretty funny that the young star had suddenly become the poster child for STD’s in Britain. Luckily, the error has not harmed the singer’s career.
The ‘Sparks’ Video
There have already been a couple of unofficial videos for this song, and now the singer has finally released the official one. In the video, the former actress is sporting lovely blue hair as she dances around to the sound of her latest tune. In what appears to be a sound booth, the singer dances with two other women and hums along to the music. Playing with a large bouncy ball, she starts to sing ‘Sparks’. It is awful, sure, but you have to watch it. The tune itself is catchy, yet forgettable. There is no doubt that it will be a hit, but I dare say that it will be fleeting in its success.
For some unknown reason, there is a constant whistling in the background of the song. The sound is sure to get in your head whether you like it or not. The choreography is simple yet effective, and Hilary seems to be having a great time. All in all, it is worth a look, but don’t expect anything too special as you won’t find it here. Check out her new video here.
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