The CD is to go on sale March 12 through Portrait, Sony Masterworks' new adult contemporary imprint, in partnership with Columbia Records.
"I want to show a different side of me because it's the first thing I've ever done that's just me and not attached to any character or story line," Hilty said in a statement Thursday.
"Stylistically these aren't the type of songs that I'm used to singing. It was exciting and challenging, for example, to take a song written by Ne-Yo and make it my own," Hilty said.
"I was looking for lyrics I could connect with, which comes from another part of my theatrical background: I always feel that there has to be a point to what I'm singing, instead of it just being a pretty sound," she added. "The lyrics reflect the year I've had in breaking up and finding new love, whereas the music shows my eclectic tastes. Andy [Zulla] tied it all together with his arrangements."