Miley Cyrus reverts back to her roots in "Younger Now"

By Alexandra Mass
On October 2, 2017

Photo courtesy of Casey Hopkins, Wikipedia

After four years Miley Cyrus has returned to the charts with her new album “Younger Now.”

The album goes back to her Nashville roots being inspired by her dad and her childhood. There is more of a pop-country feel in this album opposed to her prior album “Bangerz” that had more of a pop-R&B feel to it. 

“The “Younger Now” album is definitely one to listen to. Listeners can hear Miley transform   from R&B and Pop to Pop-Country.

“Honestly, I miss the old twerking Miley,” said senior Jasmine Ingram. “She was fun, energetic and her music was very modern.”

The drastic change between “Bangerz” and this album has created some controversy. Some people have commented on the fact that it is easy for her to switch from genre to genre when she has the kind of musical privilege that she has. This is 

mainly due to her background of growing up in the presence of established artists. 

“This is an artist born into music royalty, who freely borrowed from black culture for Bangerz and stepping outside her contract to record the near-unsellable vanity project that was Dead Petz before reclaiming her country music birthright,” said USA Today in a review about Cyrus’ new album. 

The backstory of the album “Younger Now” is rooted in her re-engagement to her long-term boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth.

The songs “Week Without You” and “Bad Mood” talk about a love that went wrong and hint at her past break up. 

Cyrus wrote, “She’s Not Him” with the intention of shedding some light on her sexual orientation.

“I don’t think there’s any song, any film, any music, anything that makes bi-sexuality feel normal for us,” said Cyrus in an interview with Rolling Stone.

The emphasis on rainbows and sunshine in her life is also displayed in this album and is even reflected in a song she produced with her godmother, Dolly Parton. Throughout the album there is a southern twang that reminds listeners of where Miley is from. This also seems like the vibe she wants to get back to in her future musical endeavors.

“Younger Now is like the perfect mix of country, pop and indie music,” said sophomore Kelsey Detoro. 

The last song on the album is “Inspired.” An inspirational song to say the very least that was written for her dad and Hillary Clinton. These are the two most influential people in Cyrus’ life and are strongly reflected on in this closing song. 

amass@ramapo.edu

 

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