Hilary Duff: I Felt Like I Was Missing Part Of Myself Without Music

July 31, 2014 By Jordan Miller

Hilary Duff: I Felt Like I Was Missing Part Of Myself Without Music

Hilary Duff stopped by the Billboard offices last week for a candid interview about her upcoming album, her extended break from music and working with Ed Sheeran.

“I’m nervous! It’s been seven years for me,” Hilary admits during a podcast with Billboard‘s associate editor Jason Lipshutz and Billboard associate director of charts Keith Caulfield. “I hope what I’m writing and singing, and how I’m singing and my taste and the content – I hope it’s what people that have been my fan, or are my fan, are going to respond to it, and I think they will.”

“It’s an exciting new journey for me, and I’m ready for it.”

That journey began when she was seven months pregnant, and started writing a lot. She took it as a sign that she’s missing that connection with her fans and being on stage.

“I was thinking I gotta get in the studio now and start the process at least until I have the baby, because if I don’t start I’ll get full on caught up in mommy land and never get out.'”

“I felt like I was missing a big part of myself.”

Hilary details a bit of the new music fans can expect to hear on the new album, including a song called “If I Fall,” a track about standing on her own two feet without the crutch of handlers or an entourage. There are party songs, a song for her son Luca, one penned with Ed Sheeran called “Tattoo” and a track about breaking up with her now ex-husband.

“The album’s very very personal, but I would say it has a happy spirit to it.”

Listen to the candid interview below (starts at 22:08):