New Duff album to debut this fall

Aug. 20, 2006 at 11:23 AM

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Hilary Duff says she is hard at work on a new, as-yet-untitled album, set for release this fall.

While admitting she has no desire to alienate the legions of young girls who comprise her fan base and bought her albums "Metamorphosis," "Hilary Duff" and "Most Wanted," the 18-year-old "Lizzie McGuire" and "Material Girls" star also says she is serious about trying to grow as a recording artist.

"(The new album) is totally different than any of the music that I have ever done before," Duff told reporters in New York recently. "I don't want to say it's hip-hop because it's totally not, but it's a little less pop-rock and more electronic-sounding. It has a lot of dance melodies."

Duff admitted that while the album isn't completely written yet, it is due to arrive in November.

"I have to hurry, so September is the month to get it all finished," she said.

A video for "Playing With Fire," a song from the new CD, premiered last week on MTV.

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