Hilary Duff took a seven year break from music, released an album, then bounced.One year ago today, Hilary Duff released "All About You," the second single (following "Chasing The Sun") from her forthcoming record that would drop much later than fans expected. When Breathe In. Breathe Out. did finally debut on June 12, her initial acoustic feel-good boppers were available as digital-only bonuses when purchasing the Fanjoy edition of the album. Duff was testing the waters, and quickly realized her catchy ditties failed to make an impact on radio, and after all if Hilary was returning to music... it was going to be on the charts! Cut to spring 2015, Duff releases the much anticipated "Sparks" single - her Bloodshy-produced, Tove Lo-written anthem about kissing in the dark. Ahh, much better! Until the music video received disgraced reviews from her own fanbase, claiming it was more of a Tinder advertisement than a proper visual to showcase the Duff's grand resurgence into pop music. A passive aggressive "fan demanded" version surfaced two weeks later, but too little too late.
.@HilaryDuff on her return to music: "It was a lot of fun. Let's see where it goes now."— Hilary Duff News (@HilaryNews) August 6, 2015
Unfortunately due to another scheduled event, Hilary had to cancel 🙁 Sorry guys! We'll have a replacement soon! https://t.co/wUi7iGAkOu— MIX 96.5 (@HoustonMIX965) August 10, 2015
Sitting on my front porch drawing tonight. pic.twitter.com/Y10NCEozYw— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) August 12, 2015