Hilary Duff is prepping the release of her fifth full-length studio album, Breathe In. Breathe Out, due out June 16 via RCA Records. Today, she dropped the video for her Tove Lo-penned single "Sparks," and in an interview with EW revealed that the video was inspired by her experience using the dating app Tinder.
"It is like a fun game!" she said about the popular dating app. "Obviously, there was a ton of laughter involved. I mean we all sounded like hyena's around the phone just like, 'Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!' You know? It was super entertaining but I realized that it's also a very normal way to do things now."
She continued: "I thought it would be really cool to capture me doing something totally normal that a ton of people do and include it in the video-it's two parts of my life that are meshing together. And [it] seemed challenging for me-I was like, 'Am I really going to go on a date with someone I've never met before or heard about?' I wanted to know what it was like and if sparks really do happen. The theme of my song is sparks. It's about finding that with someone and then hanging onto it."
Breathe In. Breathe Out., the follow-up to Dignity, marks Duff's first album in seven years and features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Matthew Koma and Bloodshy in addition to Tove Lo.
"It took me a very long time to figure out the direction I wanted to go," she told EW. "I'm just proud. I've been driving around, listening to my record in my car and picking what order they go in. I'm so excited."