Miley Cyrus is ready to enter a new phase of her life.
In her new song Formerly youngwhich she dropped on Friday, the former Disney Star talks about her transition from those “wild” early years to the present. The 30-year-old uploaded her emotional music video youtube Channel on the tenth anniversary of some monumental — and controversial — milestones in her career: the release of her single wrecking ball AND her appearance at the 2013 VMAs.
Yes, it’s been TEN YEARS since the singer stopped We can’t stop while I keep twerking Robin Thicke live on MTV! A whole decade! Can you believe that?
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In the introspective ballad, Miley can be seen wearing a vintage Mickey Mouse T-shirt (how self-referential!) as she tearfully sings:
“The truth is bulletproof / There’s no fooling it / I don’t get dressed right away / Me and who you say I was yesterday / We went our separate ways”
She goes on to sing about how she left the fast life “in the past” behind and realized that “open bars lead to broken hearts”. The chorus is even more emotional as she mourns the person she used to be when she was “young”:
“I know I used to be crazy / I know I used to be fun / You say I used to be wild / I say I used to be young”
But the main thing is this Flowers The musician seems to address her lack of regret in this song. Later she sings:
“These wasted nights are not wasted / I remember every single one / I know I used to be crazy / That’s because I was young.”
Listen to the full song (below):
In a heartfelt post on Instagram Tuesday, The climb The singer wrote in the caption of her song announcement that she spent almost two years writing the lyrics:
“It was at a time when I felt misunderstood. I’ve spent the last 18 months painting a soundscape of my perspective to share with you. It’s time to release a song that I could perfect forever. Though my work is done, this song will write itself any day. The fact that it remains unfinished is part of its beauty. This is my life right now…unfinished yet complete.”
The pop star’s iconic but controversial album Bangerz was a big change not only in her career but also in her public image. Everyone was shocked and ready to give their opinion on it Party in the US Singer as she stripped naked and swung around on a wrecking ball Terry Richardson-Directed music video. Instantly iconic, but also… solidifying an image.
And who could forget THAT moment at the VMAs, when she turned the world upside down in this skintight two-piece, making lewd gestures with a foam finger and pushing the thing into Robin as he performed Blurred lines? Let’s revisit the old days…
Over the years Miley has given us so many different versions of herself and her music – of herself Hannah Montana Days to her latest hit album Endless summer vacation. We can’t wait to see where she goes next!
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[Image via Miley Cyrus/MTV/YouTube]