Miley Cyrus returns to her roots with ‘Younger Now.’
Remember when our sweet little Miley twerked on Robin Thicke and couldn’t stop and wouldn’t stop? Miley has shed her crazy image and mellowed out into a luscious americana tinged pop that seems to be her Joanne.
Miley is returning back to her country roots and she’s face some criticism for abandoning the hip-hop influence, like she’s divorcing herself from a culture she flirted with and used to her advantage.
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“This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don’t give a fuck, but right now is not a time to not give a fuck about people. I’m giving the world a hug and saying, ‘Hey, look. We’re good – I love you.’ And I hope you can say you love me back.”
However, Cyrus is making an attempt to almost overcorrect herself. She’s more mature now, she’s mellowed out. She doesn’t need to over-emphasize that she’s an adult who can party and smoke weed and shock people. “Malibu” is a catchy pop tune that sounded amazing acoustic and live, there’s no shock value. “Younger Now” is well-written and rockabilly and “Week Without You” is her most heartfelt, country song to date. I like this new version of Miley, she’s self-aware, she’s mature, and she doesn’t need to use shock value to have our attention.
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