If You Haven’t Listened to Miley’s New Album Yet, Do It. You’ll Feel Real Weird
If you paid any attention the other night as Miley Cyrus hosted the VMAs, she casually mentioned that she “wished she put out an album this year.” However, that night, she did just that. The surprise album was dropped for free on Soundcloud, entitled Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, a largely collaborative project between the controversial pop singer, Mike WiLL Made-It, and close friend, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, who produced a majority of the album. It’s been difficult to predict what a musical venture from Miley would sound like two years after Bangerz dropped, especially considering how much we’ve seen the 22-year-old change (via her “fweaky” Instagram) aesthetically so much since 2013. When the eclectic Bangerz was released, our favorite post-country girl was still tweaking on Juicy J in the club, and on a then-married Robin Thicke at the VMA’s. Fast forward to today and you’ll find a vegan-nudist happy hippie with a few dead pets who’ve made their mark.
The 23-track record takes you through probably an accurate depiction of Cyrus’s daily thoughts–opening with “DOO It!” in which she yells “Yeah, I smoke pot/Yeah, I love peace,” to “The Floyd Song (Sunrise)” which is an obvious ode to the beloved husky she lost to coyotes in April 2014. You might remember the passing of this humble creature as Miley’s Instagram and Twitter became very dim as she mourned the death of not only a childhood pet but a dear friend.
In a recent New York Times interview at her Studio City playhouse, Miley recalled her grieving process for the animal saying, “This is going to sound crazy, but a Chinese healer sent me into a state where my dog was lifted out of my lungs and placed on my shoulder.” The trippiness continues into more psychedelic tracks such as “Space Boots” and then to probably the most uncomfortable and confusing to listen to, “bb talk” where Miley croons the awkward, yet relatable lyrics, “Your baby talk is creeping me out/Fuck me so you stop baby talking.” The honest and homemade nature of the record will give you all types of feels so I’m serious when I say give it a listen, even if you absolutely hate it. Cyrus knows, as a true artist does, it’s better to make us feel uncomfortable (even grossed out maybe?) than to feel nothing at all.
Listen to Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz here.