Former Disney star Miley Cyrus has gone through many eras of ups and downs and interesting personas. Recently, she has released some amazing singles and this past Friday, November 27, she released an album too.
"Plastic Hearts" is a project full of versatility, with a mix of genres ranging from pop to rock to country, and more.
Cyrus gave listeners two singles prior to the LP’s release including “Midnight Sky,” and a Dua Lipa collaboration “Prisoner,” alongside music videos for each as well. Both tracks demonstrated great potential and drew much excitement to Cyrus’s project.
After a public divorce, relationships, and the ups and downs of adolescence, this album brings Cyrus back to a better place, where people can enjoy her variety of talent in a new form.
“Frightened by my own reflection / Desperate for a new connection / Pull you in, but don't you get too close / Love you now, but not tomorrow / Wrong to steal, but not to borrow,” Cyrus sings on the title track.
The artist's lyricism is magnificent and real, with clever wordplay and vivid imagery, as well as topics that listeners of all ages can relate to.
Cyrus pairing up with Dua Lipa, Billy Idol, and Joan Jett make features another thing that help pull in fans from all generations. Additionally, she covers songs “Heart of Glass,” by Blondie, and “Zombie,” by The Cranberries at the end of the collection.
“I don't need a future, I don't need your past / I just need a lover / So gimme what I want or I'll give it to my / Self-inflicted torture, you don't have to ask / I just need a lover / So gimme what I want or I'll give it to myself.”
The superstar does a great job at mixing up sound, serving upbeat and fun hits like “Gimme What I Want,” as well as slower, more emotional tracks.
“I know that you're wrong for me / Gonna wish we never met on the day I leave / I brought you down to your knees / 'Cause they say that misery loves company / It's not your fault I ruin everything / And it's not your fault I can't be what you need / Baby, angels like you can't fly down here with me.”
Tracks such as “Angels Like You,” “High,” and “Never Be Me,” are more acoustic and stripped, bringing calming, melancholy vibes simultaneously.
Furthermore, Cyrus is open about her fluid sexuality, using all pronouns when discussing her past lovers. Some tracks are speculated to be about the singer's ex-girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter, while others seem to be discussing ex-husband Liam Hemsworth.
The multifaceted nature of this project makes it super enjoyable and without a doubt demonstrates a wide range of skill from the musician. The depth and range of every track are unlike what most popular singers of today can handle. Fortunately, I feel as though most of the songs aren’t ones that will die out easily and this album may even be timeless. I look forward to more growth and more music from Cyrus in the future. If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out Plastic Hearts.
I give this album 4.5 out of 5 Swoops.