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Younger Now is the sixth studio album by Miley Cyrus. It was released on September 29, 2017 by RCA Records. The record is her first full-length project since Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, and her first commercially-released project since Bangerz. Cyrus began planning a commercial follow-up record to Bangerz while simultaneously making Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz in 2015, although later became influenced by her reconciliation with fiancé Liam Hemsworth in 2016.

Background and Development Edit

After a three-year break from music, Cyrus released her fourth album Bangerz in 2013. She worked with hip hop producers to attract new listeners, Cyrus' was an official pop music icon. She followed that with a psychedelic album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, which was released for free on SoundCloud in 2015. It received mixed reviews. Cyrus also came out as pansexual in 2015, nearly a year after establishing the Happy Hippie Foundation to support homeless and LGBT youth.

Release and promotion Edit

Cyrus announced the album on August 8, 2017, by posting the title of the album, in a ropey script on the back of a bedazzled black faux leather jacket, on her website, along with the release date spelt out in metal studs. It was released on September 29, 2017. The title track was released as a single on August 18, 2017, along with a pre-order of the album.

Cyrus first performed the album's lead single, "Malibu", at Wango Tango on May 13. She sang "Malibu" again at the Billboard Music Awards and The Voice on May 21 and 22, respectively. She performed the song again on The Today Show on May 26 as a part of their Citi Concert series. That same day, she also made a surprise guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote her musical guest spot on Late Night with Seth Meyers later that night.[21] Cyrus was also a performer at the One Love Manchester benefit concert on June 4. Cyrus performed "Malibu" and "Inspired" on Fallon on June 14. On August 22, Cyrus launched a website, youngernow.com, where fans could upload photos onto the artwork of the "Younger Now" single. On August 27, Cyrus performed "Younger Now" for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards. On September 7, Cyrus performed the song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. From October 2 to October 6, Cyrus made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and performed "Week Without You".

Singles Edit

"Malibu" was released as the lead single from Younger Now on May 11, 2017, and has peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The title track and second single, "Younger Now", was officially released on August 18.

Promotional Singles Edit

"Inspired" was released as a promotional single from Younger Now on June 9, 2017.

"Week Without You" was released as the 2nd promotional single from Younger Now on September 21, 2017.

Track listing Edit

Standard Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Younger Now" Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Oren Yoel 4:08
2. "Malibu" Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Oren Yoel 3:51
3. "Rainbowland" (featuring Dolly Parton) Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel, Dolly Parton Oren Yoel 4:25
4. "Week Without You" Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Oren Yoel 3:44
5. "Miss You So Much" Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Oren Yoel 4:53
6. "I Would Die For You" Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Oren Yoel 2:53
7. "Thinkin'" Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Oren Yoel 4:05
8. "Bad Mood" Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Oren Yoel 2:59
9. "Love Someone" Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Oren Yoel 3:19
10. "She's Not Him" Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Oren Yoel 3:33
11. "Inspired" Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Oren Yoel 3:21
Japanese Edition (Bonus Track)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
12. "Malibu" (Tiësto Remix) Miley Cyrus, Oren Yoel Oren Yoel, Tiësto 3:21

Trivia Edit

  • Miley wrote every song on "Younger Now" by herself with help from long time friend & producer Oren Yoel.
  • Miley revealed she wrote the lead single Malibu in the back of an uber.[1]
  • Some of the songs from Younger Now are about her fiancé Liam Hemsworth.
  • Miley wrote Younger Now at Christmas time when she was dressed up as a reindeer and her Mom said "You must feel like you're 8 years old again".
  • Miley's favorite song on "Younger Now" is Malibu.

References Edit

Younger Now
September 29, 2017 • 41:11 • RCA Records
Songs
Released Younger NowMalibuRainbowlandWeek Without YouMiss You So MuchI Would Die For YouThinkin'Bad MoodLove SomeoneShe's Not HimInspired
Unreleased
Artists
Miley CyrusDolly Parton
Tour
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