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Miley Cyrus reflected on what she called the “wild” and “crazy” things she’s done in her past in a new song, titled “Used To Be Young,” that dropped Thursday night.
The 30-year-old singer got everyone’s attention with her social media posts announcing that the new song, that appears to harken back to her country music roots, was officially out.
“This song is about honoring who we’ve been, loving who we are & celebrating who we will become,” Cyrus wrote on X.
USED TO BE YOUNG. OUT NOW.
This song is about honoring who we’ve been, loving who we are & celebrating who we will become. I feel proud when reflecting on my past and joyful when thinking about the future. I am grateful to my loyal fans who make my dreams a reality daily. I am… pic.twitter.com/pUVRNlB1RD
— Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 25, 2023
“I feel proud when reflecting on my past and joyful when thinking about the future,” she added. “I am grateful to my loyal fans who make my dreams a reality daily. I am sincerely thankful for the stability of your steadfast support. This song is for you. Truly, Miley.”
In the singer’s post on Instagram, she elaborated on the song, writing that, “these lyrics were written almost 2 years ago at the beginning of my ESV. It was at a time I felt misunderstood.”
“I have spent the last 18 months painting a sonic picture of my perspective to share with you,” she added. “The time has arrived to release a song that I could perfect forever. Although my work is done, this song will continue to write itself everyday. The fact it remains unfinished is a part of its beauty. That is my life at this moment ….. unfinished yet complete. Sincerely, Miley”
Her posts linked to the video of her wearing a vintage Mickey Mouse T-shirt, a reflection of her days on the Disney Channel, under a sparkling red top. The music video shows the “Hannah Montana” star facing the camera as the lighting changes while she appears to mourn that her days as a wild, partying kid are gone.
“Turns out open bars/Lead to broken hearts/And going way too far,” Cyrus sings. “I know I used to be crazy / I know I used to be fun/You say I used to be wild / I say I used to be young.”
The song coincidentally dropped on the 10th anniversary of two momentous occasions in her career — when she twerked with Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and the release of her song “Wrecking Ball,” Page Six noted.
Cyrus was previously married to Liam Hemsworth following the couple’s ten-year off-and-on relationship after first meeting on the set of their film in 2009 “The Last Song.”
They got engaged in 2012 and finally decided to wed in an intimate ceremony with only a small group of close friends. Less than nine months later, reports surfaced that the two were separating, Page Six noted. A short time later, Hemsworth filed for divorce. The pair officially became divorced in January 2020, as previously reported.