Simply hours after her alleged breakup from Cody Simpson was reported, Miley Cyrus dropped a single individual’s anthem. Watch her music video for ‘Midnight Sky,’ which additionally marks her directorial debut!

One 12 months after hinting that new music was on its approach, Miley Cyrus made good on the promise by releasing “Midnight Sky.” The primary monitor from her forthcoming She Is Miley Cyrus album arrived on Aug. 14, and it appears to be the Disney Channel alum’s farewell to all her previous loves (which embody Liam Hemsworth, Kaitlynn Carter and now, apparently, Cody Simpson). “I used to be born to run, I don’t belong to anybody, oh no / Don’t should be beloved by you / Hearth in my lungs, can’t combat the Satan on my tongue, oh no / Don’t should be beloved by you,” Miley sings, and this assertion of independence is mirrored within the music’s music video, wherein Miley unapologetically strips down whereas shifting between appears that look straight from the period of ’80s glam rock.

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The video is further private for Miley, since she directed it herself. It was the pop star’s first time ever directing a music video for one among her personal songs, and it’s straightforward to see why she determined to take artistic reign over the visuals. In any case, the fallout of her divorce from Liam performed a task within the monitor. “I felt like my story and my narrative had form of been instructed for me over the previous 12 months. Clearly, I went via an especially public breakup and, much more than that, a divorce, and with somebody that I had been with for ten years. That narrative and that have of ten years was instructed for me by at some point from the eyes of a helicopter,” Miley admitted as to what led to the creation of “Midnight Sky” whereas talking with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s New Music Every day.

“I felt form of villainized,” she continued. “I additionally felt like I form of shut down, as a result of it was form of, respectfully, beneath me to interact with the press and the media at the moment. It felt like I’d fairly be capable of articulate this expertise in a poetic approach that additionally I can put again into my artwork. I by no means actually have engaged. I’ve solely performed with the general public and the notion in that approach. So for this report, truly, the best way that I even wrote ‘Midnight Sky’ was I used to be prepping to create a video for one more music. I wrote and directed and conceptualized the video for ‘Midnight Sky,’ nevertheless it began as a result of I used to be doing that with one other music. Then Andrew Watt, my artistic accomplice, came visiting and performed me this monitor, and I scratched every thing and stated, ‘I’ve obtained to put in writing this. That is the inspiration of which I really feel like I can lay my story on high of that.’”

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Simply hours earlier than Miley’s new music was launched, one thing simply as main hit the information circuit: a report claiming that she had damaged up Cody. They’d “formally referred to as it quits” inside “the previous few weeks” after 10 months of relationship, sources instructed TMZ. Neither Miley nor Cody has spoken on the matter, and the report was a shocker, contemplating that Cody had simply declared his “love” for Miley on Aug. 1.

However, again to the music! “Meet Miley Cyrus….. once more,” Miley tweeted on Aug. 4, sharing a clip from her 2008 music video, “Begin All Over.” Miley additionally included the hashtags “#SheIsComing” and “#ButForRealThisTime,” referencing her marketing campaign from final 12 months. In 2019, Miley introduced she was going to launch three EPs – She Is Coming, She Is Right here, and She Is Every little thing – that will make up the full-length report, She Is Miley Cyrus. Solely the primary one, She Is Coming, was launched. The monitor was described as “an unkempt little EP that tries to cram her wild oeuvre, from molly to Mark Ronson, into simply six songs” by Rolling Stone. It’s doable that this three-EP venture was meant to sum up Miley’s previous, current, and future. However, for no matter cause(s), the second and third installments by no means got here out.

2019 was the 12 months that Miley’s marriage to Liam fell aside, and the on-again/off-again lovers appeared to say goodbye for good. She seemingly addressed the breakup on “Slide Away,” the music she launched in August of that 12 months. Whereas teasing “Midnight Sky,” Miley hinted that this music may also be about that relationship. Whereas taking a selfie video of her listening to the synth-pop monitor, followers picked aside the lyrics, per Billboard. “It’s been an extended evening and the mirror is tellin’ me to go house/ But it surely’s been a very long time since I’ve felt this good by myself/ 9 years glided by with my palms tied up in your ropes/ Eternally and ever, no extra.”

Miley Cyrus performs in 2019. (Splashnews)

Musically, Miley has spent 2020 paying homage to a few of music’s giants. She lined The Beatles’ “Assist” in an empty Rose Bowl Stadium as a part of International Citizen’s “International Aim: Unite for Out Future.” She and her now doable ex, Cody, teamed as much as ship an acoustic model of Pink Floyd’s “Want You Had been Right here” on an April episode of Saturday Night time Reside. She additionally broke out “The Climb” for the Class of 2020, performing her music for the primary time in two years for the #Gradutation2020 digital occasion.

Concerning her romantic life, Miley had weathered quarantine with assist from Cody (their present residing state of affairs is unknown, nevertheless, contemplating their breakup). Miley not too long ago confirmed the break up, sharing throughout her August 13 Instagram Reside session, “For proper now, two halves can’t make a complete, and we’re individually simply engaged on ourselves, turning into the those who we need to be. Like all people else at this age, we’re simply deciding who we need to be with our lives, what we need to do with our lives,” the singer continued. “And so, don’t make it some drama story if subsequent week we hang around and we’re getting pizza. We’ve been associates for 10 years, and we’re going to proceed to be associates. Simply don’t make it one thing that it’s not.”

Earlier of their quarantines collectively, the singers “handed with flying colours,” a supply instructed MeSlop EXCLUSIVELY in Could, including that they’ve been “capable of actually focus all their power on optimistic, wholesome stuff.” Whereas avoiding medicine and alcohol, the 2 have stayed match by coaching of their house fitness center and, in Miley’s case, making use of all this free time to work on music.