After the countdowns, the single drops, the waiting, and the speculating, it's finally here. Miley Cyrus' highly anticipated album, "Younger Now," is out for your listening pleasure. We've heard Insta-sized snippets of the songs courtesy of Cyrus' social media, but we're finally able to devour the album in full, and boy are we excited to dive head first into her brand spankin' new music. Smilers have been ravenous when it comes to the performer's latest, but what are the twitter reactions to Miley Cyrus' album "Younger Now"? The fans have spoken.
Miley is a prism of multicolored light when it comes to what she has to offer musically and artistically. The super-talented and outspoken singer has worn her heart on her glittered sleeve in the past, and she's showed us so many unfiltered sides of herself. For that, fans like me are grateful. We all watched Miley grow up playing the public part of Disney Channel's Hannah Montana, a constructed star-making identity the singer has admittedly struggled with in the past. She's done the mainstream pop star thing, she's tapped into the edginess, she's scaled the walls of experimentation -- all while proving to be more than capable, whether you like it or not. You cannot deny she she can croon with the best of them. But "Younger Now" is rooted in her country beginnings. The album is stripped down and an unapologetic meditation on her self and her beliefs -- past, present, and future -- and acts as a halcyon snapshot of who Miley is at this point in time. Are fans into it? The support is strong with this one.
"No one stays the same / You know what goes up must come down / Change is a thing you can count on," Miley sings in the title track, "Younger Now," which serves as a not-so-veiled explanation of her evolution, not that she needs to justify growing up and figuring out who she is. She's not a 15-year-old pop star anymore. But that doesn't stop some people from wanting her to be something she's not.“It's really scary sometimes, someone saying, 'This is who I am,'” Miley told Harper's Bazaar. “People have known me since I was so young, they think they know me. I heard so many comments like, 'We just want Miley back.' But you can't tell me who that is. I'm right here.” It appears "Younger Now" reflects that. And the fans notice, but they're here for it.
Everyone that I've been — whether you are thinking about Hannah Montana or the music I made in the past — all of it has always been the truth. So I think people are saying 'the new Miley' or 'the more honest Miley' — I've always been that. But I've been honest for who that person was then.
"Oh, she's just being Miley." Those words from the singer's 2007 hit "See You Again" echo in my brain, because "just being Miley" is obviously an ever-changing concept, which fans are absolutely embracing.
And the critic reviews aren't half bad either. At least Miley can smile knowing her fans are always there for her and that her new work is a success in their eager eyes. Now everyone can stop asking about the "old Miley." That's not really a thing. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the breezy, twangy sounds of one of America's most exciting pop singers. It's all about the music, people, which some people are already saying is her best album yet. You do you, Miley. You've got this.
Now excuse us while we listen to "Rainbowland" again.