Miley Cyrus changes things up in “Plastic Hearts”

Mairin Heimbuch , Staff Writer

Miley Cyrus, an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor, recently
dropped her seventh studio album called “Plastic Hearts,” released on Nov. 27, 2020. The album features well-known artists, such as Dua Lipa, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, The Blackhearts, and Stevie Nicks. Her record includes a total of 15 songs and totals to be about 50 minutes long.

This album marks a departure from Cyrus’ previous releases, featuring pop, rock, and punk music, with some influences from country. Since her album “Younger Now” was released back in 2017, Cyrus began to realize that country style music wasn’t home to her. She got help from Ronson, who made her dream of releasing more modern songs come true and had supportive musical influences on “Plastic Hearts,” such as Metallica and Britney Spears. This album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, and number two on the Billboard US 200.

All of the songs in this album are rhythmic and upbeat and are definitely good choices to listen to when you feel like partying. My favorites included “Plastic Hearts,” and “Prisoner,” which featured Dua Lipa.

The overall vibe of “Plastic Hearts” was super upbeat, and because of that, I decided to play it during my workout, which made running a lot more enjoyable. The beginning started off pretty calm and then progressed into having a very catchy beat during the chorus, which made this song the album standout. The instruments in this song added a nice touch, with the beginning giving off a tropical vibe, and the end instruments giving off a rock and roll vibe. Things escalated very quickly in this song, which kept things interesting and fun.

In “Prisoner,” what stood out to me the most were the lyrics, which resembled feeling like a prisoner being locked up in quarantine for all these months. These lyrics are very relatable, which made the song more enjoyable to me. When it comes to the beat, I really liked how it started off slow, but got faster as I kept listening. It was unexpected, which made the song entertaining and fun to keep listening to. Another reason why I liked this song was because of the featured artist, Dua Lipa. Both Cyrus’ and Lipa’s voices sound very similar in this song, so there was a good harmony between the two, making the song flow nicely.

The rest of her songs were all solid. I didn’t dislike any of them, because they were all unique and had their own vibe. I would rate this album an 9/10, because I enjoyed all of the songs so much, and it was a big change from all of her other albums. I think this was Cyrus’ best album yet, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for her and her new music style.