Hilary Duff – Fifth Studio Album

Album Details

  • Album Title: TBD
  • Release Date: 2020 if we're lucky
  • Recording Dates: May 2016; late 2019
  • Lead Single: TBD
  • Expected Sound: Heavier and darker
  • Known Song Titles:
    • (cover) "Never Let You Go"
    • "Let Me Miss Ya"
    • "Tied To You"

In 2014, after years out of the spotlight, Hilary Duff released her first new songs of the 2010s. In June 2015, she released her first album in 8 years, Breathe In. Breathe Out. It was great album, launched with the pop single "Sparks" and featuring highlights like the Ed Sheeran penned "Tattoo." But in spite of a strong debut and enthusiasm from fans, the album had little promo after its release. The Breathe In. Breathe Out. era was cut short, and Hilary turned to filming season two of her TV series, Younger. At the beginning of 2016, Hilary released a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Little Lies" for Younger, and the show was renewed for season three.

Hilary had moved on from Breathe In. Breathe Out., but new music was still on her mind. She seemed undecided about what to do early in 2016, and when she was removed from her label RCA's website in April, fans were worried about her future in music. Luckily, Hilary surprised fans with unexpected studio updates that spring. She was already working on new music - hopefully for a new album - and two song titles were registered that summer. Though she didn't confirm any real plans, Hilary did say her new music was a bit heavier and darker this time around.

However, 2017 brought little news about music or an album. That seemed to be on the backburner as Hilary focuses on Younger and her son. In June 2018, she and boyfriend Matthew Koma announced that they were expecting a baby girl! With a daughter on the way, Hilary confirmed again that she had no current plans to record an album. Naturally, her growing family will take center stage for the foreseeable future.

Their daughter, Banks Violet Bair, was born in October 2018. Six months later, in May 2019, Hilary and Matthew got engaged. Then, on December 22nd, the couple got married, going on their honeymoon in Africa.

At the end of 2019, Hilary and Matthew teased an upcoming cover they're recorded with RAC of the 1999 Third Eye Blind song, "Never Let You Go." Their cover came out on February 12, 2020, and a music video is set to follow.

If Hilary releases another album - it would be her 5th regular studio album, 6th if you include her 2002 holiday record - it likely won't be until at least late 2020, if not 2021. Let's hope her recent cover with Matt and RAC will inspire her to make more music this decade!