Miley Cyrus Dropped ‘Used To Be Young’ On August 25 after releasing her acclaimed album Endless Summer Vacation and its hit single “Flowers” last month, seems to be in a good place.
She announced the release of a new single, “Used to Be Young,” with an Instagram post featuring her posing in a Mickey Mouse shirt. The song is an emotional one as she reflects on her wilder days.
The reflective song marks Cyrus’ first release since the debut of Endless Summer Vacation in March. It’s also her first single since the release of the reimagined special, “Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions)” on ABC, which aired this week.
On the track, Cyrus sings about leaving her reckless youth in the past. She laments her mistakes of chasing after materialistic possessions and focusing on a fast-paced lifestyle. She explains that she now understands the value of a true connection with other people.
The stripped-back video features Miley walking against a dark background toward the camera. She wears a Mickey Mouse shirt as a nod to her days on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. The clip is sure to spark memories among fans of the show. Watch it below.
Miley Cyrus is back with another video to accompany her latest song. The emotional ballad “Used To Be Young” is thought to be about her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth.
In the clip, Miley strolls down a dark pathway, wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt in a nod to her Disney Channel days on Hannah Montana. As she croons the lyrics, it’s clear that she misses her partying days but is happy to have found new meaning in life as she ages.
The stripped-back music video was directed by acclaimed independent editor Chris Walter. He’s worked on music videos for Green Day and Weezer, and he used 35mm film to capture the organic look of the project. The music video also features footage of Miley spending her time at her LA mansion, swimming, working out, and dancing with friends. This is the first new release from Miley since her album ‘Endless Summer Vacation’ arrived in March. She’s currently gearing up to premiere a special titled ‘Backyard Sessions: Continued’ on ABC.
In the video for “Used to Be Young,” Miley Cyrus Dropped ‘Used To Be Young’ sings about her past experiences, including her wilder era as she was growing up on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana. She also wears a Mickey Mouse shirt in the video, a reference to her Disney days and her early career.
In a recent interview with British Vogue, Miley revealed that she hurt by the judgment she received during her Bangerz era. She says that people viewed her as “a twerking, drug-smoking, wrecking ball,” which she finds disrespectful.
The new single is her first release since the debut of Endless Summer Vacation back in March, with its lead single “Flowers” staying at #1 for eight weeks. The song also came paired with an exclusive TV special, Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions), that aired on ABC.
Cyrus dropped ‘Used To Be Young’ on August 25, and the song’s release date holds special meaning for her. In a teaser video posted to her Instagram, the “Wrecking Ball” singer strutted into view in a red Mickey Mouse-inspired bodysuit, referencing her Disney Channel days as Hannah Montana.
Cyrus’s latest single comes shortly after she released a new version of her album Endless Summer Vacation in March. The reimagined album also debuted with its own Backyard Sessions special, which aired on ABC.
The special documented Cyrus’s musical journey from child star to no-holds-barred virtuoso over the course of a decade. During the show, she shared songs from both her eponymous album and Bangerz, her tenth studio album that recently repackaged with a bonus track, ’23’ with Mike Will Made It, to mark its ten-year anniversary.