The 411 on College and Life Around Campus
July 2018 Playlist: The Top 65 Tunes of the Month
Sweater Beats Releases New Single "Enemy" Featuring Sorana: Watch
Artist Spotlight: Chloe Lilac Releases Mellow Record...
Christian Kuya Shows What the Top "Feel Like" in New...
[Exclusive Interview]: Summer Days with Hit-Makers A R I Z O N A
Natty Reeves Unveils 'Siren' EP, Talks Inspiration,...
Sam Stan Returns With "Outta My League" Music Video: Watch
Notifi Returns With New Track, "Won't Get Lonely": Listen
The Internet Release New Album, 'Hive Mind': Listen
Premiere: Primoz Get the Party Started "Over &...
8 Years of One Direction and We Still Haven't Moved On
Watch Ciara Show Off Her Notorious Dance Moves in...
Rap Sensation DEVMO Just 'Change My Mind' With New EP: Listen
Ben Dragon Sends Kids on Paper Chase For Music Video...
BZZY is Back with New Track, "Firefly": Listen
[Exclusive]: Interview with KINGDM, Shares His...
Brand'Nu Has Love in His "Pocket" in New Music Video: Watch
Local Artists Rejoice: Spotify Launches New Feature...
Unlimited Gravity Makes a Scene with New Video For...
Sounds for the Summer: Introducing Louie Free
ErnieWoodLo Stands Out in Eerie New Music Video,...
Lil Papi Jay & Peewee Longway are Iced-Out on "Holy Water": Watch
Gonzo the Great & Mozzy Debut New Singles, "Ain't No...
Identifying Mystery Boy: Interview With Ro Ransom
Stam Goody Tells Us 'Defining Moments' in New EP: Listen
Lingo Naiton Goes Trappin' in New Music Video, "Back...
Breakaway Music Festival 2018 Announces Full Lineup For Nashville
Harry Styles: Live on Tour (Review)
Tedy Andreas is "Ominous" in New Music Video: Watch
Kayo Genesis Wakes the World Up with New Video, "Woke": Watch
Just a few weeks ago, Miley Cyrus released her 6th studio album, ‘Younger Now.’ It’s been two years since her last album; when her crazy, uninhibited, and controversial persona was in full swing. But, this album, Younger Now, is different. It’s a very breezy, organic pop-rock album with heavy country influences. Although this album is so much more toned down than her work in the past few years, it has a disingenuous feel to it. As if she’s trying a bit too hard to be easily consumable by the public, as to be the polar opposite of her last two albums. This motive behind the album contradicts a very respectable aspect of her personality; her unapologetic individuality.
Miley has been known to have strong vocals, but she’s never been the strongest of songwriters, in my opinion. This album is no exception. I think the lyrics are bland and weak, and are written simply to be pleasing to the ear rather than meaningful. For example, in the title track, ‘Younger Now’, the chorus repeats “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)”. Although catchy, these aren’t the deepest of lyrics. Personally, I really appreciate strong or clever lyricism in songs and Miley’s lyrics often seem very obviously cliche and simple.
Interview with Lemaitre On New Fall Jam & Music Video “Big”
Vibe Makers & EDM Duo Phantoms: Billboard Hot 100 Festival Interview No. 4
Floral Pop-Rock Trio Lovelytheband: Billboard Hot 100 Festival Interview No. 3
Rainbowland (feat. Dolly Parton)– This is one of the more country influenced tracks on the album, and has a very personal, sentimental feel to it. Of course, Dolly is amazing as always. It’s a feel good, simple happy tune and there’s nothing more to it.
Thinkin’– This is another traditionally catchy and repetitive song, but has a cool bass and an addictive rhythm. But, I know that if I listen to it too much, I’ll get tired of the repeated melodies and phrases. For now, it is one of my go to pump up songs.
I feel like she has squandered her potential with this album. Yes, it is catchy and many of the tracks are a fun listen. But, her powerful voice can do much more. For example, in between albums in 2012, she released a series of covers including ‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton and ‘Lilac Wine’ by Jeff Buckley. Those covers went viral and really showcased what she had to offer. Although Younger Now definitely has more musical quality than Bangerz and Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, it seems to have fallen flat and left me a bit disappointed.
Check out the album on Apple Music and Spotify
Boston University Class of 2020 ● Just a little music obsessed