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Hilary Duff has faced immense pressure to record a followup to 2015's pop opus, Breathe In. Breathe Out., and she's feeling its affects.
In the beginning of 2016, Duff said she is "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."
In a separate interview with AOL, Duff said the task to create a new record is inescapable. "It's so hard because I feel like I get pressured into it by my fans or people that ask,” she said. “They're like, "What's going on?!" And I'm like, "I don't know!"
In the last year, Duff signed a new management deal with Scooter Braun, the man behind Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Kanye West and many other A-listers' careers.
"I do have new management, and I'm super excited for new stuff," she continued. "I really want to work on my lifestyle brand and music will always be an element, I'm just not sure at what level. Is it difficult to balance that pressure from fans and appeasing your fans' desires while also doing what you really want to be doing?"
Duff added: "I care so much about what my fans think. They have been so loyal to me, and I could never even dream that I would have people all across the world that cared so much about every move I make or every product that I put out there. I feel like I don't want to disappoint them, but I also feel like I do a good job at cancelling out the noise when I just need to be a mom. That's really what I care about in my life right now. Any parent can attest to that feeling. There are days or weeks that go by without ever even opening Instagram, and then I'll post one thing and people will be like, "We missed you!" I don't want to be a slave to it, but I understand the importance and I enjoy it."
In her new interview with Redbook, Duff is backing that up.
"I always feel torn or guilty about something. I'm not working right now, and at first I stressed about that, like, 'Oh, I shouldn't stay still this long.' And that's ridiculous. I have a child; it's totally fine to not be slammed all the time," she says. "It feels really good to not be on someone else's schedule — besides Luca's. I'm basically his chauffeur!"
And there you have it. If you want a new record from Hilary better cross your fingers and wish on a shooting star, because she's not in a rush.
Duff also opens up to Redbook about co-parenting, dating and having more kids. Read the full interview here.