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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Global superstar Miley Cyrus has unveiled her moving new single, Used To Be Young. The track arrives hours after the singer premiered an extended version of the Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions) on ABC, with fans speculating the singer will release a second volume of her eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation.

Having begun penning the track eighteen months ago, the song chronicles the progression and cyclical nature of life, growing up and experiencing change, whilst still embracing the unbridled glow of youthful experiences. Cyrus sings of accepting how past decisions have led her to her current form, wiping away the tears and acknowledging that past perceptions no longer phase her. Directed by Jacob Bixenman and Brendan Walter, the songs official visual finds the singer donning a Mickey Mouse t-shirt, referencing her days on the Disney network as Hannah Montana. The visual draws comparison to the directors cut of Cyrus' hit single Wrecking Ball, with the song itself echoing the sentiments of her 2017 single, Younger Now.

"These lyrics were written almost 2 years ago at the beginning of my ESV. It was at a time I felt misunderstood. I have spent the last 18 months painting a sonic picture of my perspective to share with you. The time has arrived to release a song that I could perfect forever. Although my work is done, this song will continue to write itself everyday. The fact it remains unfinished is a part of its beauty. That is my life at this moment ….. unfinished yet complete. Sincerely, Miley" Cyrus shared ahead of the release.

Earlier this year, Cyrus made history with her record breaking single, Flowers. The track broke the record for the most chart streams in a single week in Australia, and debuted at #1 on the ARIA Single Charts marking the singers first #1 single ever in Australia. Since its release, Flowers has remained at the top of the charts and served as the lead single from Cyrus' eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation. Overseas, Flowers spent 8 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, smashing her PB.

Cyrus says of the music video, “It’s super emotional because I am kind of a mini-me of my mom and I could see her inside of the camera by using a technology where I could livestream with my mom from inside of the camera. So, we could see each other and as she was dancing it just made me cry, it made me laugh, it brought up so many real emotions and I think it’s really letting people into true emotion, which I don’t feel we get to see very much these days.”

Fans can also pre-order a limited edition vinyl pressing of the single from the singers official website, as well as a tenth anniversary vinyl pressing of the singers seminal album, Bangerz.

Used To Be Young is out August 25.


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