If you’re even slightly tuned into pop-culture, you are aware of the publicity juggernaut that’s Miley Cyrus–maybe seen her on TV or in the tabloids– she’s just released “Midnight Sky,” her new and “highly anticipated” single (nearly seven million You-tube hits within hours of its release).
This is her first 2020 single and the topic is complicated relationships: gender choices, societal stigma, growing pains–one assumes the references are to her divorce from long-time boyfriend but short-term husband, “Hunger Games” star, Liam Hemsworth.
I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh no
I don’t need to be loved by you (by you)
Petite Miley belts it out, strong and slightly strident, reminding us of Stevie Nicks’ powerful “Stand Back” (1983)–two talented and successful, beautiful and glamorous, intense, fierce women who sing like in-your-face forces of nature.
Further defining her independence and renewed confidence, multi-talented Miley directed “Midnight Sky’s” (bold) video, shares the writing credit with five co-writers, and gave a stunning performance at the recent MTV Video Music Awards.
Both Top 40 and Adult Top 40 formats immediately embraced the song; currently “Midnight Sky” ranks #14 on Adult Top 40 and #20 on Top 40.