Miley Cyrus Releases 7th Studio Album “Plastic Hearts”

Miley Cyrus dropped her latest album Plastic Hearts on Nov. 27.

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Miley Cyrus dropped her latest album “Plastic Hearts” on Nov. 27.

Ava Curtis, Staff Writer

Miley Cyrus dropped her seventh studio album Plastic Hearts and it has skyrocketed to the No. 1 rock record in the country.

Over the years, Cyrus has been in and out of the media for her controversial looks, music, and her publicized relationship drama with her ex-husband. However, over recent months, Cyrus has been dipping her toes back into music, particularly, the rock scene; this genre change-up is a major departure from her old pop days. 

Cyrus has been trending immensely and getting millions of views over various social media platforms for her rock covers of songs such as “Heart of Glass” by Blondie. She released the song “Midnight Sky” on Aug. 14, which is still on Billboard’s Top 100. 

The album includes a total of fifteen songs, most of which were produced by Andrew Watt and Louis Bell, with further collaborations from Mark Ronson, who played a part in a past song “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,” and Andrew Wyatt. Collaborations include features with Billy Idol, Dua Lipa, Joan Jett, and even Stevie Nicks. Cyrus uses a deeper raspy voice in most of her songs and although the album is under the genres of rock and pop there are definitely influences from country, punk, industrial, and some disco. The album is more dependent on live instruments with heavy guitar and drums in the background more than electronic beats. 

Plastic Hearts includes stadium ballads such as “Angels Like You” and “Never Be Me,” but also songs that make you crave the feeling of speeding down an empty road such as “WTF Do I Know.” Miley’s title song “Plastic Hearts” has a catchy fast beat, however, when you listen to the lyrics you can hear her opening up about her problems and feelings. Not to mention the song “Night Crawler” has a similar sound to Cyrus’ past music persona Hannah Montana’s “See You Again.”

Although this is new territory for Cyrus, the fans did not hesitate to praise her new sound and aesthetic. She opens up and speaks her mind through the songs, ranging from topics of fame and love, to even being disoriented, whether chemically or emotionally. Her album caters to every mood you can have and is definitely worth the listen.