Finally, Miley Cyrus releases her highly anticipated rock album “Plastic Hearts.” This album really showed her unlimited ways of showing a diversity of music. Miley has made numerous different albums of pop, country, hip-hop, and psychedelic-indie albums, and this new album brings her rock side out. Many people would say and even the artist herself says, “she was born to make this album.” When she gives an album out she really pours her soul and everything she has to make it outstanding. Cyrus early this year released her single, “Midnight Sky” which gave fans a little touch to rock side and they were hoping she would release an album. In late October she announced she was releasing a full rock album with featured artists Billy Idol and Joan Jett. When she announced the upcoming album she also released the names and the cover album. Miley’s album cover was shot by Mick Rock who has worked with other iconic artists such as, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury.
This album brings out Miley’s truth about her old soul and her raspy voice hits all the expectations this album would bring to the surface. She is known for loving the different eras she hits with her music and it all started with her single years ago called, “Can’t Be Tamed” as she shocked the world with that single. Miley Cyrus has always been an icon and some grew up with her during her blonde wig phenomenon era as Hannah Montana on Disney Channel. She was wild with the “Bangerz” era with her provocative lyrics, tongue out, and wrecking balls to country roots on “Younger Now” and to now releasing her best music yet. She has done a couple of covers including “Heart Of Glass” by the Blondie and “Zombie” by The Cranberries that went into a frenzy and are also bonuses on the album. This 7th album finds her bringing out the 80s rock and pop flair that the fans want and has major legends and icons on the album as well.
The songs on this album are incredible and are speculated the whole album sincerely is to all her exes. Miley has always been known to make music expressing her feelings and this album does that perfectly for her. She was born to express herself in wild ways and to never hold back which is what this album brings. The thrashing opener “WTF Do I Know” expresses her moving on from the past but still doesn’t know what she’s doing. The songs “Angels Like You” and “High” also go back to her stomping ground and pours her feelings out through her vocals.
“Angels like you can’t fly down here with me. I’m everything they said I would be.”
The record has insane collaborations with Billy Idol and Joan Jett which are two major rock legends. She teams up with Billy Idol in disco-tinged “Night Crawling” which lyrically brings out the rock side her wanting to aim for the full potential this album could have. The lyrics say, “Gotta listen when the Devil’s calling” which means her inner self is coming out in full force. Her song “Prisoner” with Dua Lipa also released before the album which Miley says in an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that this was probably the best song on the album.
“Plastic Hearts” has brought a whole new level of authenticity to Miley’s era of music. The album also reached No. 1 on U.S. iTunes, over 17 million streams on Spotify, and is the No. 1 rock album in the country. She also did a “Backyard Sessions” of stripped-down versions of four songs which shows her diversity in her powerful vocal range. She has reinvented herself many times, but this time seems different like she has poured everything into this album. Fans are hoping she gives us more and more of this highly liked era. In the Apple Music interview, she stated that Billy Idol inspired the making of this album, “His music.. the way that he married rebellion, but also his music where he had incredible hooks. He showed me that I could have balance, that I could make music that I and other people love.” The song and the name of the album “Plastic Hearts” has such a good rhythm and an easy sing-along, yet it might be a fan favorite song on the album.
Miley Cyrus really outdid herself with this record and it is her most self-assured album yet. She electrified her feelings in every lyric and guitar strung into this album and we expected nothing less from her.
Streaming on all platforms is Miley Cyrus’s thrilling, powerful, and disco rocking album “Plastic Hearts.” She was born to make this record.