Miley Cyrus Debuts "Younger Now" Video, Teases New Album
Miley Cyrus has changed a lot over the course of the past year.
In a few short months, she's reconciled with Liam Hemsworth, shed the candy-colored aesthetic of her Bangerz period, and taken her music in a more traditional (some would say more generic) direction.
Miley even quit smoking weed, a move that would've been unimaginable throughout much of her career.
Miley's new sound seems to reflect the stability she's found in her personal life, and the lyrics address the quiet contenment she's enjoying these days.
The first single off her forthcoming album, "Malibu", was an emotional ode to Hemsworth and the new life the two of them had built together.
The second track, "Younger Now", was released today, and lyrically, it's more focused on the personal transformation Cyrus has undergone in recent months.
The song seems to contain something of a mantra for the New Miley:
"No one stays the same," Cyrus sings at one point, a line so significant to her that in the video, it's written across the screen in large red letters.
In addition to dropping a new single and video (in which Miley mimics the look and moves of her longtime musical idol Elvis), Miley also revealed the release date for her next album.
The record, also titled Younger Now, is set for release on September 29.
It's looking more and more as though the eternally unpredictable, toungue-wagging, weed-smoking Miley has left us for good.
But if the popularity of her new music is any indication, fans are happy to embrace this blissed-out, more mature Miley.