Miley Cyrus makes it known that her Hannah Montana days are dead and gone as she shows the world her edgier side on her new album Bangerz.
Miley Cyrus’ fourth studio album Bangerz was recently released Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Artists such as; Britney Spears, Nelly, Big Sean, Ludacris, and Future all lend their voices to tracks on Miley’s new album.
A huge transformation from her previous albums, Miley attempts to rap in songs such as “Do My Thang” and expresses a more vulnerable side in songs “Wrecking Ball” and “Maybe You’re Right.”
Hip-hop seems to be the biggest inspiration for Miley’s most recent album, but she still throws in her original pop sound.
According to Entertainment Weekly, “Its also utterly fresh, a pop blitz from a hip-hop blueprint, and proof that Miley won’t settle for just shocking us… She’s obviously infatuated right now with hip-hop and its perpetual drive for new and exotic sounds.”
“Bangerz may be about breaking up and wilding out, but it also agitates for the future.”
Several songs in the album were primarily aimed and inspired by her troubled relationship with ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth.
She expresses how their relationship began crumbling and reveals how helpless she felt while knowing it was over before they officially called it quits.
This album is the first by Cyrus to be labeled as explicit, needing parental advisory. She has geared away from her younger fan base who helped rise her to fame by not only her explicit music, but her suggestive performances.
Recently, Miley has been making headlines with her provocative outfit choices and her outrageous performances, such as the now infamous 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
Following her VMA performance, Miley shocked audiences again with an outfit that hardly left much to the imagination at the iHeart Radio music festival.
Miley, now 20, is transitioning from childhood star to young adult and her music and image is a prime example of her growing and evolving into a young woman and not wanting to be recognized as an innocent little girl.
Miley has the talent and voice to make great music, however her new album Bangerz does not do her justice.
She has an amazing vocal range and can really belt out those notes, but the only song that really reflects her true talent is “Wrecking Ball.”
Jim Farber, writer from the New York Daily News expresses his dismay by calling Miley’s new album a “disjointed mess that seeks to provoke instead of delight.”
The album so far has been doing stupendous, already breaking records with selling over 250,000 in it’s opening week bringing Miley her highest album sells.
True fans of Miley Cyrus will notice that she is no longer staying true to how she has previously portrayed herself and that it shows in her music.
The only tracks that show Miley’s true potential are ones she sings about her relationship while the rest sound like she is trying too hard to evolve into something she is not.
Aside from her new professional image, she is gearing her music to a new crowd and the younger crowd that once looked up to her will be influenced the wrong way.
Bangerz overall, was not Miley’s best work.