Miley Cyrus, Flowers Review
Miley Cyrus is starting 2023 with a solid single called “Flowers.” This is the pop singer’s first single from her upcoming album Endless Summer Vacation, due out March 10 via Columbia records. Though Cyrus has had many ups and downs throughout her career, “Flowers” could be the start of something new and the catalyst that takes Cyrus’ music to reach the level of her image.
“Flowers” opens with a reflective verse that pulls you into Cyrus’ compelling story of a broken relationship. The music behind her builds without getting in the way of the vocals until a funky discoish beat envelopes the airwaves that also has a hint of Latin rhythms.
Cyrus’ voice sounds natural, which is a plus in the world of pop/R&B. If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times; stop using Autotune and drowning the vocals in effects. “Flowers” is well produced and has slick productions, but Cyrus’ voice is organic and buzzes with natural overtones and nuances.
As the time progresses through the story of ”Flowers,” new parts and instruments add to the song to add interest and give the song a sense of movement and development.
Cyrus could open up more on the last chorus and really belt out the lyrics with a gravelly tone and attitude. The vocal counterpoint at the end, with Cyrus singing over the vocal harmonies, is well-done but needs more attitude. In this section, her vocal sound would benefit from a more forceful acknowledgment of self-love.
Overall, “Flowers” is a pop song that shows Cyrus is still building and relevant in her musical delivery. A solid beat and a production style by Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson let Cyrus’ natural voice shine. That’s the short of it!
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January 13, 2023