From her Video Music Awards (VMA) performance to her controversial music videos, Miley Cyrus has dramatically changed her image. Many children grew up watching the show Hannah Montana, which is why Cyrus’ sudden transformation has been a shock to millions of fans around the world.
Despite her recent bad decisions, her music has been hitting the top of the charts. Before the release of her album Bangerz she released two singles: “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.” Even though the first two singles from her new album were very popular, her music videos were very controversial and the content of her videos became one of the most popular topics for weeks. Cyrus broke the record for most video views, with “We Can’t Stop” having over 2,540,000,000 views and “Wrecking Ball” having over 260,000,000 views within 24 hours for both music videos. Her videos were extremely risqué, which only helped her gain more views and more public attention.
On October 8, she released her new album, Bangerz. The album, however, did not meet my expectations. Because of her released singles I was very excited to hear her album, but when I finally listened to her new songs, I was disappointed, mostly because her other songs were very different from the style of “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.” After listening to her album again, however, I noticed that it was not as bad as I had first thought. She was trying to prove to her fans that she was no longer a teenager. Her album represents the new Miley and her new style of singing.
Although at first this album did not appeal to me, it is now one of my favorite albums. The interesting tone of her songs compares to Justin Timberlake’s unique tone. The wide variety of songs feature other artists such as Britney Spears, Nelly, Future, Big Sean, French Montana and Ludacris. These featured artists add variety and make the album more interesting because of each artist’s different musical style.
Bangerz is available for purchase in stores, on iTunes and on Google Play.
Written by NILOUFAR NASROLLAHZADEH