Miley Cyrus’ “Younger Now” Video Is A Love Letter To Elvis Presley

Mike Wass | August 18, 2017 9:51 am
Miley Unveils The Cover Of 'Younger Now'
Miley Cyrus unveils the cover and tracklist of 6th LP, 'Younger Now.'

Christmas came early for Smilers last night (August 17) when Miley Cyrus debuted new single “Younger Now” and revealed the cover of her similarly-titled 6th LP. She even rolled out the video, which was directed by Diane Martel and finds the pop star channeling Elvis Presley. In fact, the entire visual feels like a love letter to The King with the diva rocking full greaser drag, ’50s bandstand garb and a rhinestone-encrusted jumpsuit. Apart from saluting one of her idols, the clip also allows Miley to make-out with elderly extras. So it’s a win/win.

As for the song, “Younger Now” is something of a return to form. I couldn’t get into “Malibu” at all and “Inspired,” while pleasant, was largely forgettable. Miley’s latest, however, packs a heavier pop punch. It also feels like a musical explanation for turning her back on the urban-pop of Bangerz. “Feels like I just woke up, like all this time I’ve been asleep,” she sings. “Even though it’s not who I am, I’m not afraid of who I used to be.” More of this, please. Watch the 24-year-old in action up top.

I ❤️ 🏳️‍🌈 !!!!!!! #TeamMiley @nbcthevoice #Malibu

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