Miley Cyrus earned praise and critque in equal measure when she traded her traditional pop rooting for a faux-edgy take on Urban.
Indeed, out went the girl next door and in came the grills, Mike-Will collaborations, and cringey attempts at twerking. Case in point…
Well, after a period of reflection (brought on perhaps by the lukewarm response to her 2015 “mixtape” ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’), Cyrus is re-branding.
She poses it up in a number of demure shots for Billboard Magazine, who she opened up to about her new direction.
Stripping things back, she appears to have ditched the plethora of Urban super-producers found on ‘Bangerz’ and ‘Petz.’ Instead, she’s written most of her as yet untitled new album herself, with producer-writer Oren Yoel.
Billboard describes the sound as acoustic, folky, and rootsy with occasional lean towards epic Pop.
The masses will get a taste of new Miley when her single ‘Malibu’ lands next week (May 11th).
We’re all for the change. It was necessary.
Her antics were becoming a farce and the level of cultural appropriation was unavoidably offensive.
She has an interesting voice, so hopefully this go round she pairs it with content that doesn’t feel like it was ripped from ‘Hip-Hop 101 For Beginners.’