Nothing can get her down!

Hilary Duff stepped out to lunch with a gal pal on Friday, and just a few hours before these photos were taken, she tweeted that the release date for her new album has been pushed back a bit. "Guys hate to break this news but the album won't be out in October," she wrote. "You will have to wait a few more months. Love all the excitement tho."

Though we've already heard two songs from the LP, "Chasing the Sun" and "All About You," Duff's new tunes haven't been getting the best reviews, so perhaps she's working with producers to punch things up a bit? We've already waited 7 years (her last album was 2007's Dignity), so another two months won't kill us.

"The album is very positive," Duff told Billboard earlier this month. "It's very up, but it does talk about there's a song called "If I Fall," which is about me taking a step back and kind of shutting down my whole business, and everyone not believing in me and me being really scared to be alone after I'd been surrounded by 100 people for five years of my life." And, interestingly enough, she also opens up about her split from estranged hubby Mike Comrie. "[There's] a song about my separation and my love for this person that maybe we're not meant to be together, or maybe we are," she said. "I mean, it's very, very personal, but I would say that it has a happy spirit to it, which is me."

We can't wait to hear more! We do love the Duffster..