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Miley Cyrus’ musical transformation

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SMILEY MILEY: After Cyrus performs "Malibu" at the Billboard Music Awards on May 21, she smiles down on the crowd. During the performance, she had even teared up while singing.

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SMILEY MILEY: After Cyrus performs "Malibu" at the Billboard Music Awards on May 21, she smiles down on the crowd. During the performance, she had even teared up while singing.

Emily Conenna, Staff Writer

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After three years, Miley Cyrus bounced back with a new song titled “Malibu,” which is climbing to the top of charts.

As of October 2014, Cyrus had taken a break from producing any new music. On May 12 of this year, “Malibu” was suddenly released and surprised everyone with new sounds. The song is a totally different beat from what we are used to from the young artist.

Junior Nicole Lawniczuk says, “It was a new spin on her style that she had made a reputation for a couple of years ago. It is good to see that she is exploring what type of music she prefers to make. I’m excited for the next album and what she does next.”

Cyrus started her upcoming career as an actor on her own show “Hannah Montana” when she was 14. She played a girl named Miley Stewart who lived a double life as a normal girl by day and a rockstar by night. The show allowed her to sing and show off her vocals, which lead to tours such as the “Best of Both Worlds Tour” and “Wonder Worlds Tour.”

Years after her show had ended, she gave up music for awhile and focused on her acting, appearing on several television shows and films, including “The Last Song” and “LOL.”

In the summer of 2013, Cyrus changed styles and produced a song called “We Can’t Stop,” which gained popularity quickly.

Cyrus also began displaying controversial behavior when she cut off all her hair and acted more sexual with her music and image. When performing the song during the VMAs, she made jaws drop as she acted more wild and explicit on stage alongside singer Robin Thicke. Fans who idolized Cyrus questioned why she dropped her “good girl” image.

Her albums “Bangerz” and “Dead Petz” took a new spin on what we were so used to by the artist. The songs were sexualized and spoke loud messages. It was said her change was to distance herself from the reputation she made on The Disney Channel.

The music video for “Malibu” showed Cyrus returning to her old self before the dramatic change. She frolics through flowers, plays with a puppy, and enjoys time on the beach in the video. Fans and listeners embraced her, comparing her to her character Miley Stewart on “Hannah Montana.”

Junior Ryan Acevedo says, “I was surprised to see a change in her music. I’m so used to her wild and crazy behavior with loud, explicit songs. The song is not that bad. I actually really like it, and I’m going to purchase it.”

She says the new song was about her rekindled relationship with fiancé Liam Hemsworth after calling off their engagement in 2013. The engagement ring was focused on for a few seconds in the video before panning back to Cyrus.

“(People are) going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam, so why not put the power back in my relationship and say, ‘This is how I feel’?” Cyrus told an interviewer asking about her and Hemsworth’s rekindled relationship.

“Malibu” is emotional and worth the buy, and it can be played on repeat all day.

How does Miley Cyrus’ transformation make you react?

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Emily Conenna, Staff Writer
Emily Conenna, a junior at MTHS, has much interest in journalism as she enjoys writing her own stories and getting lost in her imagination. Emily loves Marina and the Diamonds and sphynx cats. She loves anything out of the ordinary, strange, and peculiar. Out of school, you’d find her having fun with her friends and...
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