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Review: "Younger Now" by Miley Cyrus

by Sarah Morris - Copy Editor
Tue, Oct 10th 2017 11:00 am
Photo taken from Miley Cyrus's official Instagram
Photo taken from Miley Cyrus's official Instagram

Once known as a teen pop sensation with an alter-ego, Miley Cyrus had the “Best of Both Worlds” starring in the Disney Channel sitcom, “Hannah Montana”. Cyrus has gotten in touch with her roots after a rebellious post-acting phase, when she released her album “Bangerz,” in 2013. Though the music was catchy, it was not as soulful as her sixth album, “Younger Now”, released on September 29. 

In the past her genre leaned more toward her father’s, Billy Ray Cyrus, known as the washed-up country star whose one hit single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” definitely touched the hearts of those who listened to it. 

“Younger Now”, the first song on the album, was released as a single on August 18. Cyrus, who wrote and produced all the songs on “Younger Now”, has shown maturity as she gets older, and it’s obvious in this song. 

It begins with the sound of ocean waves crashing on the beach. Then, Cyrus’s voice softly fades in with the lyrics: “Feels like I just woke up/ Like all this time I’ve been asleep,” as if to say that she’s finally ready show the industry and the public who she really has become. 

She even sings, “Even though it’s not who I am/ I’m not afraid of who I used to be.” 

The cover of the single is a picture of her as a child, when she was just an “Ordinary Girl.” 

Overall, the song, “Younger Now,” is the best on the album, though it’ll never beat “Wrecking Ball”, her best (and most popular, according to Billboard) song. 

The titular single really impressed me, however, the rest of the album diminished the flow of her first few songs. But oh well, “Nobody’s Perfect.” 

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