By Kevin Rutherford
Hilary Duff‘s comeback in music involves banjos.
That doesn’t necessarily mean she’s gone country — far from it — but for “All About You,” Duff’s new single and first song from her upcoming new album being serviced to radio, the former Disney star certainly draws on some folk elements.
Much like previous song “Chasing the Sun,” “All About You” has a sunny quality to it, seemingly fitting for a day beside the pool or beach. The banjo follows a fairly country formula, but the remainder of the instrumentation is more pop, perhaps tapping into popular music’s recent but now wavering fascination with rootsy instruments.
“Think you’re all about me but I’m all about you” Duff sings on the chorus, which itself seems akin to something Taylor Swift might have written at the turn of the decade.
Duff, fresh off an appearance at the Teen Choice Awards last weekend, plans to release an album, her first since signing to RCA Records, soon, though a release timeframe has not yet been determined.