Despite what media reports and social media excitement might suggest, Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang” was not the only new release this week.
Hilary Duff’s comeback single “Chasing the Sun” has also emerged on the scene. And while it might not have fierce production or a Nicki Minaj rap verse, it already has an official video — one that includes Duff on the beach in a bikini.
That video, embedded below, aims to build excitement around a single that has thus far been met with a lukewarm reaction from fans and critics. While Hilary Duff diehards appreciate the song’s cohesion with her earlier body of work, others cite that connection in dismissing the song as dated and lethargic.
That Hilary Duff’s voice largely sounds as it did 7-10 years ago will also elicit polarizing reactions from listeners.
Now available on iTunes, “Chasing the Sun” was written by Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves and Toby Gad. Gad produced the track.