Finally, something we can be thankful about in 2020, Miley Cyrus’s new album, Plastic Hearts.
Each album, Cyrus has a new theme going for it. Her Bangerz album in 2013 was more revolutionary for her, more of a I’m going to do my own thing and party hard type album. Her more mellow, California vibe album, Younger Now, from 2017 is more a coming of age, mellow, finding yourself album. Now, this album, Plastic Hearts is her most punk, rock album yet, she’s like the new Joan Jett.
Cyrus obviously got her start as Hannah Montana on Disney Channel and since retiring her character in 2011, Cyrus has grown and matured like no other Disney actor in history, she’s gone through many changes in life and this album is by far a testament of how much she has grown. This album has more grit, and a freewheeling sense of fun compared to her past music.
The record’s standout “Midnight Sky,” a recent single, thumps with 80s synth rock panache Cyrus’ gravelly vocal performance is the best of her career and reminiscent of Stevie Nicks, who was sampled on her remix “Edge of Midnight” which makes the track up with a new recorded Stevie Nicks version of “Edge of Seventeen.” The singer also has an equally energizing song with Dua Lipa on their collaboration “Prisoner,” as they meld the recent neo-disco of Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” with Cyrus’ glam rock tendencies while also incorporating snippets of Olivia Newton-John’s 1981 track “Physical,” which Lipa drew inspiration from earlier this year on her song “Physical.”
Other stand out songs on the album is power ballad “Golden G String,” “Angels Like You,” “Night Crawling,” “Plastic Hearts” and “Gimme What I Want.” Overall, the album finds the former pop star going hell for leather, Cyrus is at full throttle with this album and we absolutely love it with all our “Plastic Hearts.”