Miley Cyrus - "The Most"
I can say that, honestly, I’ve never been a fan of Miley Cyrus’ music. She’s had some bangers and she has certainly had some hits, but I’ve always felt that there was some pandering, and some projection going on. Maybe I’m wrong, I could be, I don’t know what it’s like to be the child star of an adult star, but I was did not gravitate to her aggressive teenage years where she was shaking off the mantle of Hannah Montana.
After becoming an overnight sensation in 2006 as the lead of the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus soon established herself as a pop star in her own right. Thanks in part to Hannah, she became the youngest performer to have four number one albums on the Billboard 200 Albums chart when she was just 16. Though early albums like 2008's Breakout maintained her popularity, Cyrusrevealed more of her own voice with the 2009 single "Party in the U.S.A." from her EP The Time of Our Lives. She furthered her reputation as a freewheeling, sometimes controversial artist with 2013's hip-hop-influenced Bangerz, added trippy pop to her repertoire with 2015's Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, and touched on her country music heritage with 2017's Younger Now. By the time of her 2019 EPs -- which included She Is Coming -- Cyrus proved she could mix and match all of these styles with abandon.
She found of way of taking all the styles she’d been given, blending them together, and coming out the other side with something original. She’s certainly blossoming now, and finding herself and her music in the center of an incredible moment. I’m happy to see her transforming into a more mature artist. She’s already speaking with a stronger more authentic artistic voice, and to me, that is the most interesting thing an artist can do.
So today, with a little more care and a little less who cares, I choose Miley Cyrus’ "The Most" as my, love you more, work a little harder, swing a little deeper, song for a, find the sound, hear the voice, make the music, Friday.