Listen Up! A Review: Miley Cyrus’s “Younger Now”

With such a strong past in the media’s spotlight, Miley Cyrus has evolved in front of our eyes. In 2001 Miley hit the screen alongside her dad in the television series “Doc”. Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, was originally cast on the show which is what led Miley to want to act and obtain her first role. After this, she held a few smaller roles until in 2005 she was cast as the lead in “Hannah Montana” on Disney Channel.  

With acting under her belt and an already musical family Miley began a journey into the music world. Lucky for her there was an opportunity to release a number of albums while continuing on “Hannah Montana”. She saw there was a new door opening and she took full advantage of it. Now, at only 24, Miley has a total of nine albums. This includes six studio, two video, and one live album.

On Sep. 29 the album “Younger Now” was released. Shock took hold of Miley fans everywhere as this was a massive jump from her previous album “Miley Cyrus & her Dead Petz”. Tapping into her homegrown country roots for inspiration Miley created an album different from all of her prior music.  With everything from a Bluegrass twang to a light pop beat, this album hits all of the needed notes. Songs such as “Malibu” and “Week Without You” really encapsulate the emotions that flood the heart of a teenage girl. This really shows in the lyric, “ I just can’t fall in love with you ‘Cause you’re not him. Yeah, she’s not him”. With that said I would give this album a 3 out of 5 stars. Although the mixed genre and unique lyrics touch home, the overall curation of songs is just kinda blah.