Miley Cyrus, at the age of 30, has experienced a remarkable resurgence in her career in recent years. Her hit track “Flowers,” released in January, propelled her to new heights of success. The accompanying album, Endless Summer Vacation, topped charts in over 40 countries and shattered streaming records. Notably, the song received numerous platinum and even diamond certifications. This achievement marked a turning point in Miley’s career, setting the stage for her next chapter.
Despite the tremendous success of “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus is already prepared to embark on a new era. Recently, she began teasing a new song titled “Used to Be Young.” Posters featuring lyrics from some of her most significant early hits started appearing in France. These included iconic tracks like “Party in the U.S.A.,” “The Climb,” “Wrecking Ball,” and, of course, “Flowers.” Among these familiar lyrics was an unheard line, “I say I used to be young,” presumably from her upcoming release. Miley shared video footage of the posters on social media, accompanied by a caption featuring additional lyrics: “I know I used to be crazy. I know I used to be fun. You say I used to be wild. I say I used to be young.”
A Departure from Her Party Girl Days
In a May interview with British Vogue, Miley opened up about the inspiration behind her new track. She described it as a response to her former party girl lifestyle, offering a reflection on the changes in her life since embracing sobriety. Miley explained that the song deviated from her previous club-oriented tracks, highlighting her evolution as a person. She stated, “I’m two years sober. That’s not where I spend my time. You’re more likely to catch me and my friends literally walking through rose gardens or going to a museum.” By distancing herself from her wild past, Miley aims to showcase her growth and maturity while embracing a new artistic direction.
September 30, 2023, marks the significant tenth anniversary of Miley Cyrus’ breakthrough record, “Bangerz.” This album catapulted Miley into mainstream success and served as a pivotal moment in her career. Notable tracks such as “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” dominated the charts, with the latter becoming her first global number one hit. “Bangerz” also featured the emotional ballad “Adore You,” which reached the top 20. However, it was not just the music that garnered attention during this era.
A Provocative Image and Personal Revelations
The promotional cycle for “Bangerz” marked a significant turning point in Miley’s public image. Shedding her Disney starlet persona, Miley embraced a more sexually provocative image. The album’s party anthems, particularly the lead single “We Can’t Stop,” introduced twerking to the American mainstream. The infamous 2013 MTV VMAs performance with Robin Thicke further propelled Miley into the spotlight. Through her music and public persona, Miley confronted the intimate and heartfelt details of her on-again, off-again relationship with actor Liam Hemsworth. Her willingness to share these personal revelations resonated with audiences and contributed to the album’s immense popularity.
Celebrating a Milestone with an Anniversary Edition
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of “Bangerz,” Miley Cyrus announced the release of a special vinyl anniversary edition. This edition serves as a testament to the album’s enduring impact on both Miley’s career and the music industry at large. Fans old and new will have the opportunity to relive the magic of “Bangerz” while appreciating the growth and evolution Miley has undergone since its release.
Miley Cyrus has experienced a remarkable evolution throughout her career. From her early days as a Disney starlet to her provocative image during the “Bangerz” era, Miley has consistently pushed boundaries and reinvented herself as an artist. Her recent success with “Flowers” has set the stage for a new era, one that showcases her growth and maturity. As fans eagerly await her upcoming release, “Used to Be Young,” it’s clear that Miley Cyrus continues to captivate audiences with her music and personal journey.