Having publicly denounced the more controversial phase of her career, Miley Cyrus is putting her money where her mouth is on latest single Malibu. Sadly, it’s not a cover of the much-loved Hole classic.
For those familiar with Cyrus’ humble beginnings as a country singer-cum-child star, Malibu will be a welcome return to the Miley who lets her vocal talent speak for itself. Whilst the lyrics may lack extensive imagination, there is beauty in the mundane, beauty in the bashful and sweetness in the shades of grey.
There are problematic instances in Cyrus’ past, but there is no denying that Malibu is a positive listening experience. It shows a more human side that brings her back from untouchable pop-star, to vulnerable soul who must be cherished at all costs.
For Miley, the future looks unclear but bright. By nurturing her talent with Malibu, she is likely to be taken more seriously by those with previous doubts. Whilst she can be brash and loud, she can tackle the weightier subjects with just as much integrity and ease.