AOL’s THE BOOT – Julianne Hough Single Review
Julianne Hough's New CD Will 'Sizzle' With Energy
Julianne Hough is getting ready to release her sophomore CD, and the blond beauty says it will allow her fans to finally get to know who she really is through her music.
"To me, it just feels way more me," Julianne says in YouTube video interview. "The whole record has this rush, this energy, but still kind of moody. It is like me to a 't.'"
The new record, the follow-up to her 2008 debut, started production while the 21-year old was going through several big changes. "There's a lot of personal situations that I've gone through that are on the record," she reveals. "I wrote a lot of songs with Sarah Buxton and Blair Daly. It was literally like a therapy session. I had just broken up with a boyfriend [fellow artist Chuck Wicks], so, of course, I wanted to write about that. And then starting to date somebody and those first initial feelings. I feel a little more mature. I think there's a lot more depth to this new record."
One song specifically hints to the rumors of a budding new relationship. "There's a song called 'Butterflies,' and it was basically like, I feel like I've been a little numb this whole time, like I haven't really felt those butterflies for a long time and they've kind of just been sleeping, and this person woke them up."
Each song, she says, reflects how she was feeling as she dealt with different situations, which makes it hard for her to decide which track she likes the most. "I can't even decide what my favorite song is off the record, because I think they change," she explains. "One week I'm obsessed with 'Wildfire' and then the next week I'm obsessed with 'That's What the Night Is For' and the next week I'm obsessed with 'That's So Wrong.'"
In addition to promoting her new album, the professionally-trained dancer recently announced she would rejoin the cast of 'Dancing With the Stars' this fall. The budding actress will also appear in the upcoming film, 'Burlesque,' opposite Christina Aguilera and Cher. Her new CD will hit stores in November.