Miley Cyrus is back with her brand new album Younger Now!

Younger Now is the follow up to Miley’s 2015 album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz and features the lead single, ‘Malibu’.

 

 

Prior to ‘Malibu’s release, Miley sat down with Billboard magazine about the record, “This song, even though it’s called ‘Malibu’, it’s about my love for nature and it’s also about my love for freedom. One of the lines says, ‘Now I’m as free as birds catch in the wind’  and to me this song is an extension of Happy Hippy” (Happy Hippy is Miley’s nonprofit organization that aims to help homeless and LGTBQ youth fight injustice).

She added, “even though [on ‘Malibu’] I’m not singing about LGBTQ rights, which is really the basis of our foundation or singing about homelessness, hopefully in my words and in my lyrics I am professing, speaking and preaching love and to feel free, so really when this song got turned into an honest love song, it really is about my love for life and for nature [that’s] really what this is about.”

Miley spoke with our very own Jax about the single and how it really made her feel vulnerable, “even though I seem like [the type of person] to not care what people think and just really try to make myself happy, it’s going to be a very weird feeling for [for people to hear] this song that I wrote last June…people are finally going to listen to it and it’s a song that I’ve known and loved a lot for a year and it’s always a little bit intense sharing that with people.”

 

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Prior to its release, Miley also unveiled the album title track and its artwork on her Instagram page. She did so the day after she failed to show up at the Teen Choice Awards, where she was set to be honoured. But, Miley explained that her absence was due to scheduling, “I created an unrealistic schedule for myself which leads me to this announcement! I’ve been tryin to keep the secret but I can’t hide it any longer! My new single / music video #YoungerNow will be dropping this Friday, Aug 18th & I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you!”

 

To my dearest fans & all of those watching @teenchoicefox ! I want to say thank you from the very bottom of my heart for presenting me with #TheUltimateChoiceAward ! I am beyond bummed I couldn't make it to the show as I had every intention of being there to accept and celebrate this honor! I created an unrealistic schedule for myself which leads me to this announcement! I've been tryin to keep the secret but I can't hide it any longer! My new single / music video #YoungerNow will be dropping this Friday , Aug 18th & I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you! I hope to always make people smile and shine light thru my work! I look forward to making music for the rest of my life and I'm thankful everyday for those who listen! I am sending so much love and peace into the world right now because THATS what we need most! Love Love & more LOVE! ????

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Miley also released the album title track and even performed the record at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

 

 

 

‘Inspired’ is another song that Miley actually unveiled during Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert back in June.

 

 

‘Inspired’ was created “in celebration of [Pride Month] and the desperate cry for more love in this world.”

 

 

Fans also began sharing ‘Inspired’ lyric videos with the singer, which she shared on her social media pages.

 

?? another amazzzzzing fan video ! #Inspired by all your love and support !!!! Smilers have my heart! ??

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Miley admitted that Younger Now would hit a political nerve (she was a huge supporter of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election and then shifted her support towards Hillary Clinton when she won the Democratic nomination), “This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don’t give a f**k, but right now is not a time to not give a f**k about people…I’m ­giving the world a hug and saying, ‘Hey, look. We’re good — I love you.’ And I hope you can say you love me back.”

She added, “I was torn on whether I was going to work with certain producers that I really like. But I feel if we’re not on the same page ­politically … My record is political, but the sound bite doesn’t stop there. Because you can write something beautiful and you know E! News will ruin our lives and say, “This is a political record.” Because then I’m the Dixie Chicks and I’m getting my album smashed in the streets, and that’s not what I want. I want to talk to people in a compassionate, understanding way — which people aren’t doing.”

If you were expecting Younger Now to sonically sound similar to her Grammy-nominated album Bangerz well, you’d be wrong as Miley made a conscious effort to move away from the hip-hop scene.

 

 

She told Billboard, “I love that new Kendrick [Lamar] song [“Humble”]: “Show me somethin’ natural like a** with some stretch marks.” I love that because it’s not “Come sit on my d**k, suck on my c**k.” I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little. It was too much “Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my c**k” — I am so not that.”

Younger Now definitely represents a more mature Miley and shows that the singer is in a much different place in her life.

Take a listen to the album below and let us know what some of your favourite songs are!

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