A brief overview of Cyrus’ new album, Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz
By: David Stanley, Staff Writer
In her newest album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, Cyrus has twenty-three songs packed with emotion regarding her deceased pets and other things in her life, but there’s a twist: it’s free!
After her colorful performance at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Cyrus announced that the album was availible to download for no charge on SoundCloud or on her website.
The first and most popular song on her album, Dooo It!, was the song that Cyrus performed at the VMA’s and was inspired by RuPaul’s Drag Race. This song has proven to be the best song on the whole album and it demonstrates how far Cyrus has come from being on the Disney Channel show Hannah Montana and has grown into a successful, well-known pop singer.
Hannah Montana was a model for most millennials and even though she is no longer Hannah (and frankly, never was), she will forever be seen in the public’s eye as such.
Dooo It! contains actual substance and isn’t like other songs, featuring Cyrus’ dead blowfish or her dead dog, Floyd. The hit contains a good message that the public should not conform to society’s harsh social treatment.
Another song that Cyrus must’ve thought was good but wasn’t, Something About a Space Dude, is one of Cyrus’ lyrical tracks but the background music is a little too exciting for the depressing lyrics. This song is basically a ballad with soft, lyrical falls and sharp, jagged rises.
Although some of Cyrus’ songs do not contain lyrics, the listener still gets a powerful impact by hearing the space-themed beats and dings throughout her songs.
Overall, the tracks on this album are either hit or miss. Dooo It!, Space Boots, I Get so Scared, and Scorpion are some of the better tracks while Karen Don’t be so Sad, Pablow the Blowfish, and Twinkle Song, need a little work. Cyrus seemed more focused on the release date coinciding with her VMA performance than the actual contents of some of her songs.