Bangerz reveals a new mix to Miley’s style and sound

Bangerz reveals a new mix to Miley's style and sound

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Rachel Moskowitz (’14)/ For Eastside

Miley Cyrus’s long awaited album Bangerz finally debuted on October 7, 2013. Prior to the album, Miley released two hit singles, “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball”. On the iTunes top singles list, both “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” remained in the Top 10 for weeks at a time.

Bangerz is unlike any other Miley Cyrus album. She introduces new sounds such as synthesizers and dub-step, aspects that Miley fans are not used to hearing. Miley features a multitude of different artists including French Montana, Nelly, Future, Big Sean, and Ludacris. These artists help Miley to produce a more defined R&B sound rather than her well known pop sound.

Some of Miley’s new songs nonchalantly emphasize her break up with Liam Hemsworth. Two examples are “Adore You” and “My Darlin’”.

“Adore You” tells the story of how Miley felt as she went through her breakup. Lyrics like “Wondering where you’ve been all my life/I just started living” and “I feel like I’m standing with an army/I am armed with weapons” portray Miley’s views on her relationship in more consumer-friendly fashion. In “Adore You”, Miley uses soft, subtle background music to emphasize the meaning and passion of the lyrics.

“My Darlin’” also describes Miley’s emotions through her breakup, but this song features vocals from Future, an artist who gives the song an R&B twist.  The lyrics, “When I see the shadow of a broken-hearted girl/pictured us walking to the altar” depict the vulnerable, heartbroken side of Miley. The synthesized background music gives the song a strong yet sincere effect, but fits perfectly with the words.

This album is most certainly a new beginning and fresh start for Miley. She experiments with many new beats, sounds, titles and feature artists. It shows that she is a strong vocalist and that she is really coming out of her shell. It’s definite that Miley will have many more successes after this album despite her new and quirky attitude.