January 30, 2023

Track of the Week breaks down and talks concerning the track we simply can’t get out of our head every week. Discover these songs and extra on our Spotify Prime Songs playlist. For our favourite new songs from rising artists, try our Spotify New Sounds playlist. This week, Miley Cyrus brings a bit disco second to the seaside.

Miley Cyrus has performed with style extensively all through her profession, and it’s in all probability as a result of her voice simply sounds good in each single one among them.

She could be a nation darling, a canopy queen, a rock star, a pop performer, or a jazzy crooner. The world is her oyster, and her instrument — that extremely versatile voice — can take her anyplace she may need to go. Her highly-anticipated new album, Countless Summer time Trip, arrives March tenth, and Cyrus describes it as her “love letter to LA.” “Flowers” is the primary single from Countless Summer time Trip, and the brand new period of Miley is formally off to a dreamy, glittering begin.

It’s straightforward to neglect, generally, simply how lengthy Miley has been within the public eye. Hannah Montana premiered nearly 17 years in the past, in 2006, and Cyrus has remained as a constant a part of the popular culture material ever since. The lyrics in “Flowers” really feel like a private a reclamation of her non-public life that has by no means felt that non-public in any respect. “We have been proper ’til we weren’t/ Constructed a house and watched it burn,” she sings, lamenting her relationship, presumably, with ex-husband Liam Hemsworth. (The track was launched on his birthday, in spite of everything).

It’s not all doom and gloom in Cyrus’ model of Los Angeles, although — as soon as the refrain hits, she arrives on the conclusion that all the things goes to be okay, and there’s even a powerful likelihood she’ll be higher off going ahead: “I can take myself dancing/ And I can maintain my very own hand/ Yeah, I can love me higher than you may.”

We’d even be remiss to not point out the dazzling, suave music video, which dropped alongside the observe. The visible reveals Cyrus actually shedding layers, re-acclimating herself along with her personal pores and skin at her own residence. (If there’s one factor Miley could be counted on to do, it’s to discover a pool and get in it.)

If the hazy, peaceable California tone of “Malibu” have been to be utilized to a dance pop observe, the outcome may sound one thing like “Flowers,” which appears to interpolate Gloria Gaynor’s iconic “I Will Survive.” If that’s in actual fact the case, it’s arduous to imagine that alternative might be unintentional — that is Miley embracing her story as her personal, moving into her autonomy in a totally realized means, and pushing her sound in a comparatively new course. Her raspy vocals provide an edge to the disco-toned anthem, leaving us all excited to see what else Countless Summer time Trip has in retailer.

— Mary Siroky 

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