updated 02/22/2008 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/22/2008 AT 1:00 PM ET
There’s a new Hero coming to your record store – but what musical styles are really inspiring Hayden Panettiere these days?
“Like pop, rock – maybe more of an R&B thing,” the 18-year-old actress-activist (and now singer) told PEOPLE Thursday at the Stuart Weitzman Oscar suite in West Hollywood. “I have such eclectic tastes in music. I love rock, hip-hop, I like pop. I love Natasha Bedingfield and [singer-songwriter] Anna Nalick.”
Panettiere’s debut CD will hit stores this spring on Hollywood Records, according to her MySpace page – which also features a sampling of her already-released pop-rock tunes, including “Try,” “Your New Girlfriend” and “I Still Believe.”