Miley Cyrus is an American singer-songwriter and renowned actress. Cyrus is widely known for her hit-Disney television show, Hannah Montana (2006). She subsequently signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records, and her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus (2007) was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) having shipped over three million units. Throughout her music career, she mainly produced pop songs. Some of the instruments she can play include the guitar and the piano.
In 2010, she released her third album Can’t Be Tamed, which stands as the lowest-selling record of her career, and starred in the coming-of-age film The Last Song. Cyrus focused on her acting career with notable television and film appearances in 2011 and 2012. Cyrus’ independently-released fifth studio album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015) deviated from her traditional pop style for more psychedelic experimentation. The following year, she became a coach on the singing competition television series The Voice; she has since appeared on two of its thirteen seasons. The hilarious and talented singer/actress returned to a more wholesome image with her sixth studio album Younger Now (2017). Her sixth studio album releases today, September 29, 2017.
Before reviewing her album, Cyrus definitely shaped her career to one that is fruitful. With Bangerz, Cyrus achieved her third number-one album on the U.S. Billboard 200, and fifth overall including Hannah Montana soundtrack albums. She has logged eight top 10 entries on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with: “See You Again”, “7 Things”, “The Climb”, “Party in the U.S.A.”, “Can’t Be Tamed”, “We Can’t Stop”, “Malibu” and the chart-topping “Wrecking Ball”. Cyrus has earned numerous awards and nominations, as Billboard ranked her as the fourth best-selling female artist of 2009. She was ranked number thirteen on Forbes‘ Celebrity 100 in 2010, and in 2013 was declared “Artist of the Year” by MTV. She has been included on the Time 100 list of most influential people in 2008 and 2014.
When I first glanced at the cover art, I am consumed by the bright, vibrant pop art vibe. She appears to have shorter, gelled hair while wearing an ornate jacket and pants combination. Etched on the back of her jacket is Younger Now, the album’s title. Looking to remove herself from the provocative reputation she had developed while promoting Bangerz, promotional efforts for Younger Now associated Cyrus with an increasingly conservative image.
When I first listened to her first song, “Younger Now,” the beginning instrumentals mimicked a storm and the croaks of frogs. Her vocals resemble one of reminiscence, an echo of her soul or mind telling her how she feels. The fusion of the drums crashing in the background and the light guitar strumming explicitly gels the song together positively. I feel that I can listen to this title during a long ride on the train, contemplating about life. “Malibu” creates an aura of chill and relaxation. It is the type of music you would listen to riding a bike down the boardwalk on the beach. Her vocals are smooth and soothing. As for “Week Without You,” the groove and the flow of the music are therapeutic and uplifting. The lyrics are powerful and sweet. Overall, the album evokes conservatism, love, youthfulness, passions, reminiscences, and deep thoughts of life.
Stream Miley Cyrus’ album Younger Now
You can stream the album via Spotify.
Apple Music Younger Now Stream
You can stream Sleep Well Beast on Apple Music.
Download Younger Now
If you like to purchase the album, head on over to iTunes.
Younger Now Tracklist
- “Younger Now”
- “Week Without You”
- “Miss You So Much”
- “I Would Die For You”
- “Bad Mood”
- “Love Someone”
- “She’s Not Him”