Miley Cyrus returns with new sound

Renee Sogueco, ‘Doah Staff Writer
October 23, 2013

'Doah photo courtesy of mileycyrus.com

‘Doah photo courtesy of mileycyrus.com

Miley Cyrus came back into the spotlight with a seemingly new change in personality and fashion. Her newly released music also achieves a sound different from her previous musical style. Her previous work has been mass-produced by companies such as Disney and Hollywood Records. The styles in each song on Cyrus’s new album may not peak the interest of the pop culture masses, but they certainly promote artistry within the music industry.

In Cyrus’s album, “Bangerz,” the song “#GetItRight” became a personal favorite of mine due to the catchy beat and whistling. According to Billboard, Pharrell Williams produced the “breezy” song. He has also famously produced other high-profile songs, such as “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky.” Both of these songs stayed on the Top 100 on Billboard for more than a few weeks.

“#GetItRight” is the most interesting and stand-out track on the album due to the chopped guitar lick, extremely provocative lyrics and it’s whistling style. The style differs from the pop-rap style that the other songs seem to fall under. As a pop song, it follows the same structure, but brings out Pharrell’s old school funk style. Although the track does not display the highest amount of artistry, it does display catchiness. After a few pushes of the repeat button though, the simple upbeat track may start to become an annoyance, much like any overplayed song on the radio.

With the heavily-promoted release of “Bangerz,” people have been criticizing Cyrus’s seemingly new outrageous behavior, outfits and music. Pushing that aside, musicians envy the artistic freedom that Cyrus has been able to put into the production of this album. Music critics praise the creativity put into the album, including it’s many collaborations with well-known popular talents within the music industry. Artists such as Pharrell Williams and Britney Spears bring even more interest to an already highly-anticipated album. With her album at the No. 1 spot on iTunes, it is undeniable that she has great influence on popular culture in music and among young society.

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