There are some of you who may believe that it was the one Miz Miley "Twerking" Cyrus that established the now highly-regarded Disney tradition of transitioning Disney Channel stars into pop music mega-makers.
Ah, how foolish you are!
Many moons before Miley had the best of both worlds, and even longer before she ran around half-nekkid on MTV, there was… Hilary Duff! Adorable, sun-kissed haired Hilary Duff, whose animated counter part on Lizzie McGuire was the voice of every tween's inner dialogue in 2001. Then, in 2003, the Duffster released her debut album, Metamorphosis.
And you know what? It was pretty damn good!
Now, ten years later, a lot has changed for Hilary: she's married, she has a beautiful baby boy, she's been on Gossip Girl… but she hasn't made any new music since 2009. And frankly, that's just unacceptable. Girl knows how to punch out some punchy, pop hits. Hell, some of her jams are still on our playlist rotation!
So, what is it going to take to get Hilary to give us a new album? Perhaps revisiting these four, fine musical endeavors will light the spark needed to get her back in the studio:
1. So Yesterday
This was Hil's first single off Metamorphosis and if you were in middle school and your boyfriend was stepping out on you with some 9th grade hussy, you had this blasting so hard in your room, the walls were reverberating. Also, it takes a rocking chick to pull off black, leather fingerless gloves and pull them off well!
So, no more yesterdays … give us new music TODAY!
2. Come Clean
Yeah, we could've shared the official music video, where she sings during a flash flood — but this is way better! First of all, it's acoustic, which very few Disney artists ever attempt. And second, look how cute she is! She can pull off both — sweet and sinful, without going overboard and making everyone at the VMAs uncomfortable.
To that end, it's been so long since we've gotten new Hilary music, she really has a "clean" slate to make any kind of record she wants!
3. Little Voice
This one wasn't a single in the states, but if you can manage to watch the video through to the end and then can resist the urge to hum this all day long, then you are a stronger person than we are!
It says it right in the lyrics: "The little voice in my head won't let me forget…" WE'VE NEVER FORGOTTEN, HILARY! LOL!
FYI - This song features a writing credit from Patrik Berger, a pop music hero who went on to helm “Dancing On My Own” with Robyn, “I Love It” for Icona Pop, and “You’re the One” for Charli XCX. Could you imagine the music Patrik and the Duffster could make NOW?!
4. Why Not
It's all there in the title — WHY NOT?!
Why not indeed, Hilary?!
The time has come — put out a new album!!!!
Tags: 10th anniversary, hilary duff, metamorphosis, new album, new music, reasons