Fans were alarmed when it was discovered Duff was removed off of RCA’s roster of artists. Add that to the sudden halt of promotion for her last dope pop record Breathe In. Breathe Out. and several revelations from Younger actress herself claiming she doesn’t have the energy being a top tier pop star demands, and music is down a Duff.
“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.
It appears the tides have changed. Duff’s name officially appears in the music section of Scooter Braun’s website. He manages Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Tori Kelly and many more.
In June, the “Tattoo” singer calmed our restless minds when she shared a little snippet of her in the recording studio, then followed it up with a new interview confirming she’s working on new music, albeit at a glacial pace.
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Duff recalls recording her last album in a chat with AOL earlier this summer. “Making the record was so much fun for me, and I hadn’t made music in seven years,” she said. “It was a totally different experience than I had had before. The music industry had changed so much, and I had had a child. I’m a completely different person [than I was back then]. It was cool, and I’m really proud of it, but it’s not really a record that I would tour with. Also, I didn’t have time to really give it the push that it needed with press and going around and promoting it. We started shooting [“Younger”] and life just kind of happened. Obviously, my son is my main priority.”
Don’t freak out.
“Music is such a part of my life and my makeup, though, that I don’t think I’ll ever stop doing it. I just don’t think it’ll ever be on the scale that it used to be. I was in the studio a week ago just messing around, though, and I’m working with a new manager, so it’s definitely still going on. It’s just a little bit on the back burner.”
In a separate interview, Duff said the next time she drops an album, she will “choose to do a different record, but added before that happens, she’ll have to “find myself again. It will happen.” In other words, she won’t conform to the pop doll fans want her to be A.K.A. no more “fan demanded” videos. “I don’t know if I could ever really tour again. I have a kid and that’s really important to me,” she continues. “I love making records,” she continued. “I’m cool going to the studio. I’m cool writing. I could do promo. But, it takes so much.”