Miley returns to form on this album
By Sandor Lorange
Miley Cyrus has reclaimed her Hannah Montana years with her new album Younger Now. The theme of her latest story is no more evident than in its opening song, titled: “Even though it’s not who I am, I’m not afraid of who I used to be”. The album marks a return to a more country-inspired and grounded Cyrus, following her more radical Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz in 2015. With an easy-listening style and approachable themes like breakups and belonging, the songs are something of an homage to her younger self and its positive aspects. Cyrus’s godmother, Dolly Parton, is featured on the track “Rainbowland.” The two women sing about how much better the world could be, while acknowledging that it is still good despite its imperfection. Overall, there is a clear sense of closure for the former Ms. Stewart in re-embracing her country roots. Some of the post-teenage angst which was evident in “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” has been resolved by more mellow pieces on this album like “Malibu” and “Miss You So Much.” If Cyrus’s emotional intelligence was ever in question, she uses her new album to resolve all doubt. In coming full circle and accepting the person she was trying to avoid being known as, she was able to make what might be her best music yet.
fav track: Rainbowland
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