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

Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’ proves that simply because you have got moved on to raised issues, free of the grasp of a earlier relationship, it doesn’t imply that you would be able to’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 12 months, simply broke the document for probably the most streamed observe on Spotify in a single week with 96,032,624 performs, beating Adele’s ‘Straightforward On Me’. Certain the tune’s uplifting message, Cyrus’ fantastic vocal supply, and its dance-inducing beat and melody have hundreds to do with it, however contributing to its widespread recognition 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, in search of a peek into what could have transpired behind closed doorways in a relationship that was nicely documented and publicly adopted. 
To not point out, that is an uplifting breakup tune that was launched on January 13, coinciding together with her ex-husband’s thirty third birthday—she doesn’t have to spell out who that is devoted to. It’s ‘All Too Nicely’ 2.0. congratulations Liam Hemsworth on taking Jake Gyllenhaal’s place because the world’s most hated man.

The music video. Until 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 transferring and grooving to the beat of her observe. A artistic resolution made with intent, her loneliness is exaggerated and emphasised, displaying how glad 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 certain all of you have got completed 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 simply in actual fact can nonetheless get your self flowers, that shedding that individual wouldn’t be the top of you, and that you simply nonetheless have your self. Empowering and liberating, it’s a breakup tune that focuses as an alternative 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 in regards to the previous and stating “We had been good, we had been gold/Kinda dream that may’t be offered/We had been proper ’til we weren’t/Constructed a house and watched it burn”. In a change from remorse to acceptance, she then says “Mm, I didn’t wanna depart you, I didn’t wanna lie/Began to cry, however then remembered I” because the tune 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 should purchase myself flowers/Write my identify within the sand/Discuss to myself for hours/Say stuff 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’ll be able to”. 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 prospect/Take you to each social gathering/’Trigger all you needed to do was dance/Now my child’s dancin’/However she’s dancin’ with one other man”.
On the base stage, such a transfer by Cyrus looks as if a twist on the standard breakup situation. As an alternative of pining for the one that you love, 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 in actual fact as soon as devoted the tune 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 tune, serving as ear-candy, holding you hooked and . 
When you hear carefully, it’s not simply Mars’ ‘Once I Was Your Man’ that ‘Flowers’ took inspiration from. Additionally within the refrain, in case you hear carefully, the uplifting strings enjoying on the background sounds similar to the one additionally performed in Gloria Gaynor’s basic ‘I Will Survive’.
As a facet be aware, my favourite a part of the observe is its post-chorus the place she says the strains “Can love me higher, I can love me higher, child/Can love me higher, I can love me higher, child”. I discovered it fascinating how the tune makes use of this half to kick it into one other gear simply because it begins to decelerate in the direction of the top of its refrain.
I should purchase myself flowers
Write my identify within the sand
Discuss to myself for hours
Say stuff 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’ll be able to
Miley Cyrus – Flowers

Stills taken from ‘Flowers’ music video