Miley Cyrus Releases New Single and Video For ‘Younger Now’

Since her days on the Disney Channel, global superstar Miley Cyrus has tried many different styles and sounds to separate herself from her Hannah Montana persona. The singer songwriter, actress, artist and philanthropist has definitely proven she is more than just another child star with five #1 albums including the 2013 hip hop inspired Bangerz which went platinum in the US and gold in Australia and most recently the psychedelic independent album Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz in which she showcased her unique artistic vision.

Taking more of the country pop road and settling back into her roots, Cyrus has released ‘Younger Now’ along with an exciting music video. The brand-new album of the same name will be released September 29th. ‘Younger Now’ is all about accepting the person you once were and absolutely loving and embracing who you are now. The lyrics for the song were all written by Cyrus with the music written and produced with the help of Oren Yoel; Yoel has previously produced ‘Malibu’ and several songs off Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz including ‘Space Bootz’ and ‘BB Talk’.

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The video for ‘Younger Now’ was co-directed by Cyrus and Diane Martel, with choreography by Michael Rooney. The video features Cyrus paying homage to Elvis in a number of ways including references to his career and memorable style which she manages to make her very own. Elvis is one of Cyrus’ biggest inspirations and she has long professed her love and admiration for him – fittingly the release of the video was perfectly timed with the 40th anniversary of his death.

The video also sees Cyrus hanging out around an amusement park with a bunch of senior citizens who are full of youth, then eventually a fifties-style sock hop towards the end which features a fantastic dance number with backup dancers of many ages; these two aspects definitely demonstrate the message the song tries to portray. Watch the video for ‘Younger Now’ below.

‘Younger Now’ is not the first single to be released from the upcoming album. Cyrus released the first single ‘Malibu’ back in May generating 275 million streams and 4.4 million track equivalents worldwide, in addition, it went double-platinum in Australia. The music video for ‘Malibu’ has garnered almost 300 million views on YouTube.

Cyrus also released the track ‘Inspired’ in celebration of pride month (June). The song recorded in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee and performed at the One Love Manchester benefit concert. ‘Inspired’ was written as a call-to-action for young people everywhere to engage in their communities and help create social change. In honour of the song, Cyrus made a donation to her non-profit organisation The Happy Hippie Foundation.

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Before the release of the album, Cyrus is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards airing August 27th where ‘Malibu’ is nominated for “Best Pop” – this will be her first performance at the VMA’s since the infamous 2013 performance with Robin Thicke. She is also set to return as a coach for the 13th season of NBC’s The Voice US which premieres September 25th.

With five sold out world tours and almost 30 million tracks sold, Cyrus is one of the most influential artists in pop culture today. One of the most searched artist in internet history with over 160 million digital platform subscribers and over 3 billion video views she has used her influence for good. Cyrus founded the non-profit organisation The Happy Hippie Foundation to fight injustice; the foundation has provided direct support to thousands of homeless and LGBTQ+ youth across the country.

Younger Now Track Listing:

1. Younger Now
2. Malibu
3. Rainbowland ft Dolly Parton
4. Week Without You
5. Miss You So Much
6. I Would Die For You
7. Thinkin’
8. Bad Mood
9. Love Someone
10. She’s Not Him
11. Inspired

Listen/buy ‘Younger Now’ here.

Pre-order Younger Now album here.

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Photo Credit Brian Bowen Smith