This song is literally about Malibu, California. Not much to imagine.
By Claire Nunez
Miley Cyrus released her new song, “Malibu” yesterday. It is a totally new direction from her last album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, which was completely different from Bangerz, which was totally new in comparison to anything she had ever released before that. I think Miley is just a chameleon when it comes to music, and that is cool, especially for me, a longtime fan of hers.
“Malibu” is kinda acoustic sounding. It pretty much only features some guitar and hand clapping. It is very clean sounding. “Malibu” sounds like California in a bottle, that is if you could put California in a bottle. Miley really uses the raspiness of her voice to make the song seem more simple and rustic.
The music video for “Malibu” is not as weird I expected it to be. Miley’s last tour was just a completely wild mess of glitter and sexual innuendos, so I expected anything else Miley had her hand in would also be just over the top. She is pretty much just dancing and singing in what I am assuming is Malibu, California with one of her dogs. No crazy makeup or outfits.
I really like “Malibu.” It is real to me. I love the direction she seems to be taking, even though it is so different from everything else she’s created. I am super excited to hear her next album.