While dishing to the Los Angeles Times about her relationship with Mike, the 26-year-old singer admitted their split has "been a very difficult thing to get through." In spite of their break-up, they still hang out together, not only for their 2-year-old son Luca, but also for themselves.
"We have a lot of love for each other and we have this beautiful baby," Hilary said. "Maybe we're not meant to be together, or maybe we are." The former Younger star said she tackles those issues in her upcoming album, which she called "very, very personal."
Speaking of the album, Hilary said it's a "lot heavier and a lot darker" than her previous music projects because, "I think I just needed to get [my feelings of separation] out, and once I did get that out, a lot of fun came."
Relationship issues aside, the "Sing" songstress got to work with Ed Sheeran on the album, whom she called a "musical genius."
"He was great, and when he heard I wanted to record the song ['Tattoo'], he's like, 'I really want to be there and produce the vocals,'" Hilary recalled. "He followed me in the vocal booth and that's not so normal. You're in there by yourself...And he sits down and he's like 'OK, so we're going to record like this and I like to do it line by line. We're going to do it about six times.'"
Ed also talked about his collaboration with Hilary, telling Ryan Seacrest on On Air With Ryan Seacrest, "The only time I was available was 1 a.m. and she was a trooper. She came in, she vocaled it, and yeah, I'm very, very happy with the results. And I hope she is too!"
We can't wait to hear the album.
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