Listening Party: Miley Cyrus takes herself dancing with her latest single ‘Flowers’

Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’ proves that simply because you might have moved on to raised issues, free of the grasp of a earlier relationship, it doesn’t imply that you could’t poke a little bit enjoyable and be petty about it.

The lead single from her upcoming album ‘Infinite Summer time Trip’ which shall be launched on March 10 this yr, simply broke the document for the most streamed observe on Spotify in a single week with 96,032,624 performs, beating Adele’s ‘Straightforward On Me’. Positive the music’s uplifting message, Cyrus’ fantastic vocal supply, and its dance-inducing beat and melody have masses to do with it, however contributing to its widespread reputation and success can be its connection to ‘The Starvation Video games’ actor Liam Hemsworth who Cyrus was married to from 2018 to 2020. A observe and a music video sprinkled with references and easter eggs, many have discovered pleasure in placing on their detective hats, looking for a peek into what might have transpired behind closed doorways in a relationship that was nicely documented and publicly adopted. 

To not point out, that is an uplifting breakup music that was launched on January 13, coinciding together with her ex-husband’s thirty third birthday—she doesn’t must spell out who that is devoted to. It’s ‘All Too Effectively’ 2.0. congratulations Liam Hemsworth on taking Jake Gyllenhaal’s place because the world’s most hated man.

The music video. Except you’re looking out for any hints and easter eggs pertaining to the singer’s previous unsteady relationship, then there actually is just not a lot happening within the music video. A 3-minute show of Miley Cyrus having fun with and feeling herself is how I’d describe it. Alone in a large mansion, the ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer is seen wildly shifting and grooving to the beat of her observe. A inventive resolution made with intent, her loneliness is exaggerated and emphasised, exhibiting how completely satisfied and content material she is even with out somebody beside her. And her unchoreographed and uncontrolled actions mimic that of somebody dancing out of sheer pleasure—I’m positive all of you might have achieved so whereas listening to an upbeat observe whereas in a state of pure happiness—she simply occurs to look actually good doing it.

Lyrically. ‘Flowers’ talks about trying again at a previous relationship, however seeing that you just actually can nonetheless get your self flowers, that dropping that particular person wouldn’t be the tip of you, and that you just nonetheless have your self. Empowering and liberating, it’s a breakup music that focuses as a substitute on self-love and the gorgeous life to look ahead to after a cut up.

The observe itself begins out with a somber tone, with Cyrus fondly reminiscing concerning the previous and stating “We have been good, we have been gold/Kinda dream that may’t be bought/We have been proper ’til we weren’t/Constructed a house and watched it burn”. In a swap from remorse to acceptance, she then says “Mm, I didn’t wanna go away you, I didn’t wanna lie/Began to cry, however then remembered I” because the music goes into the refrain.

Curiously sufficient, the refrain is a direct response to Bruno Mars’ ‘Once I Was Your Man’ and it interpolates each the observe’s melody and a few of its lyrics—the resemblance is uncanny. That is the refrain of ‘Flowers’, “I can purchase myself flowers/Write my title within the sand/Speak to myself for hours/Say belongings you don’t perceive/I can take myself dancing/And I can maintain my very own hand/Yeah, I can love me higher than you possibly can”. However, that is the refrain from Mars’ 2012 chart-topper: “That I ought to’ve purchased you flowers/And held your hand/Shoulda gave you all my hours/Once I had the possibility/Take you to each get together/’Trigger all you wished to do was dance/Now my child’s dancin’/However she’s dancin’ with one other man”.

On the base degree, such a transfer by Cyrus looks as if a twist on the standard breakup situation. As an alternative of pining for your loved one, desparate to cling onto a bygone relationship, she preaches celebration from its emancipation. Nevertheless, feeding the fires of public curiosity, rumors have gone abound that Hemsworth actually as soon as devoted the music to her bere—discuss a brutal denial.

Musically. An anthem for the damaged hearted, ‘Flowers’ entices you to affix Miley to sing and dance away all of your ache—you simply can’t assist it, the music strikes you. The observe is fairly easy and easy. Supplementing Cyrus’ wealthy and highly effective voice is a catchy bass that performs all through the three-minute observe. Bits and items of percussion, synths, and strings are sprinkled all through the music, serving as ear-candy, conserving you hooked and . 

In case you hear carefully, it’s not simply Mars’ ‘Once I Was Your Man’ that ‘Flowers’ took inspiration from. Additionally within the refrain, should you hear carefully, the uplifting strings enjoying on the background sounds similar to the one additionally performed in Gloria Gaynor’s traditional ‘I Will Survive’.

As a facet notice, my favourite a part of the observe is its post-chorus the place she says the traces “Can love me higher, I can love me higher, child/Can love me higher, I can love me higher, child”. I discovered it attention-grabbing how the music makes use of this half to kick it into one other gear simply because it begins to decelerate in the direction of the tip of its refrain.

I can purchase myself flowers

Write my title within the sand

Speak to myself for hours

Say belongings you don’t perceive

I can take myself dancing

And I can maintain my very own hand

Yeah, I can love me higher than you possibly can

Miley Cyrus – Flowers

Stills taken from ‘Flowers’ music video