After twerkin’ her way into pop music infamy, Miley Cyrus goes for a complete image overhaul with her latest studio album.
She makes a case for her chameleon ways in the breezy guitar-driven title track (“Change is a thing you can count on”). And when she sings “I’m not afraid of who I used to be”, it makes for a more compelling track that makes you more accepting of her change.
She ropes in country music legend Dolly Parton for a duet in Rainbowland, a cheerful tambourine and guitar number celebrating living in a perfect world.
Cyrus adds a nice touch by including a voice message from Parton saying how she’d help her write a song about a boy she loves.
Of course, not everything is sunshine and rainbows in Younger Now. In the emotional I Would Die For You, Cyrus sings softly about heartbreak. Then in the rocking Thinkin’, Cyrus lets you know how she feels when she’s left hanging.
Fans of Cyrus’ previous offering Bangerz or Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz may have a hard time listening to the mostly subdued tracks here. There are lots of old school sensibilities in the way Cyrus presents her new music, which is ironic for an album titled Younger Now.
I guess Cyrus proves that you have to look back and accept who you were before taking on a new persona.