Younger Now – Miley Cyrus album review

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Younger Now.
A paradox?
Maybe?
Creativity?
Absolutely.
Miley Cyrus showcases creativity from a thousand different angles in her latest album.
Here’s a track by track review of Younger Now.
(1.) Younger Now
The opening and title track, Younger Now portrays introspective lyrics through an upbeat number.
The verses narrate the story of the song beautifully, each opening with the words, “I feel”.
[Verse 1]
Feels like I just woke up
Like all this time I’ve been asleep
Even though it’s not who I am
I’m not afraid of who I used to be
 
[Chorus]
No one stays the same (oh, oh)
You know what goes up must come down (oh, oh)
Change is a thing you can count on (oh, oh)
I feel so much younger now (oh, oh)
 
[Verse 2]
Feels like I’ve been living in a dream
But never make it to the end
My eyes open when they feel the light
It’s always right before I’m about to scream.
She thrives on creative approaches to making music.
(2.) Malibu
A gorgeous upbeat yet tender ballad. A beautiful comeback single released before the album.

(3.) Rainbowland

A duet between Miley and Dolly Parton, Rainbowland is so precious.

(4.) Week Without You

This song has a more country vibe and swing beat. Heavy on the guitars.

(5.) Miss You So Much

With a mid-tempo jam, guitars back Miley and her soaring vocals. The chorus melody is pure beauty.

(6.) I Would Die For You
Opening with sparse acoustic guitar, Miley sings the verse fast. The chord progressions are simple. The combo of simple chord progressions with a fast-paced vocal line makes both easy for listeners to process. Feels like tension that doesn’t quite release. Short and sweet song.

(7.) Thinkin

The song opens with a steady chord progression. The repetition of words in the chorus used as rhyme is genius. Thinkin gets in your head. It’s a fun bop.

[Chorus]
I’ve been thinkin’ way too much, much, much, much
You ain’t been callin’ me enough, ’nuff, ’nuff, ’nuff
Now I’m longin’ for your touch, touch, touch, touch
I’ve been thinkin’ way too much
I’ve been thinkin’ way too much
You won’t pick up the phone, phone, phone, phone
Now I’m sitting here alone, lone, lone, lone
Do you do this just for fun, fun, fun, fun
I’ve been thinkin’ way too much
I’ve been thinkin’ way too much

(8.) Bad Mood

This minor key number opens with singers vocalizing.

Tension builds with a light acoustic-style drum and acoustic guitar.

Haunting melody. Pure fire. 🔥

(9.) Love Someone
With a minor key melody, and a rock beat, this song is a little edgier than other numbers on the album. The chorus takes on a bluesy vibe.

(10.) She’s Not Him
Slow ballad.
Guitars and backup vocals create a dreamy jam. An acoustic vibe.

(11.) Inspired
Strings and guitar. Sentimental slow jam.

The chorus is a call to action for all of us to do better for the world

We are meant for more
Pull the handle on the door that opens up to change
I know that sounds so strange
To think we are meant for more
Pull the handle on the door that opens up to change
I know that sounds so strange
‘Cause you’ve always felt so small, but know you aren’t at all
And I hope you feel inspired
Oh, I hope you feel inspired.

Stream some feel-good inspiration.
Feel the love with Younger Now.
 
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