Hilary Duff will be releasing her new album, “Breathe In. Breathe Out,” tomorrow in the US. It’s her first album in eight years and unfortunately it shows.
Now don’t get me wrong, the album itself is a good album. It’s just nothing that really stands out, especially when summer is the peak time for releasing music. The songs are decent songs, some way better than others, but there doesn’t feel like the album had any direction whatsoever. It’s compromised of two different styles: First half is Dance, teen pop, like her earlier works, and then the second half is folk pop, like “Chasing the Sun” and “All About Me.” Honestly, the folk pop part is way better than the half of the album. I liked her folk pop stuff because it was different work for her and actually seemed more adult. “Sparks” and the rest of her dance music is also very good too. There is a nice transition with one song being dance folk pop, I think I just made up a genre, but it still doesn’t hep with the album not having direction.
Overall, the album is a good listen especially if you are a fan of the Duffster. But it’s definitely going to get lost in the summer music shuffle.
Steven’s favorite tracks: Sparks, My Kind, Tattoo, Lies, and Night Like This to name a few
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