I always liked the country music Miley Cyrus put out, so you can count me in as one of the fans of her new Americana pop single ‘Malibu’ released last week.
A cheery, guitar-driven, drum thumping song I’m going to be playing on repeat on my morning speedwalk tomorrow, because its beat and its melody is incredibly memorable and addictive, and Miley’s twang on this is gorgeous.
Besides, ‘Malibu‘ is happy. It’s fun. And it’s bloody catchy. And why can’t we have a song like that now and again? A song that has no other intention but to make us feel good?
And while some critics are making fun of the song, honestly, I don’t see what there is to make fun of here?
Except that Miley Cyrus has been half the planet’s punching bag for quite some time now. But, hey, that’s what happens when a young woman in the public eye is beautiful, smart, does exactly what she wants and couldn’t care less what anyone else thinks about that.
So, she probably doesn’t care what they say about this song either.
As for ‘Malibu‘, it’s the lead single from Miley Cyrus’s upcoming sixth studio album to be released some time later this year. It was written by Cyrus and Oren Yoel. Yoel also produced the song.
The official video for the track, which is very pretty, was directed by Cyrus and Diane Martel. You can watch it below.