Miley Has Arrived
Hollywood royalty Miley Cyrus has released her latest EP, She Is Coming, demonstrating her breadth in musical talent. The country/pop/hip-hop star departs from the softer acoustics saturating her 2017 studio album Younger Now, opting for more trap and rap influences similar to those used in her 2013 album Bangerz.
“The Most,” all about Cyrus’s romance with her husband Liam Hemsworth, hits upon her pop roots and subtly nods to her country background, blending them with her strong vocals and infectious, trap-inspired instrumentals. The laid back trap track “D.R.E.A.M.” (Drugs Rule Everything Around Me) gives an honest look into Cyrus’s relationship with drugs while also paying tribute to WuTang Clan’s 1994 song “C.R.E.A.M.” (Cash Rules Everything Around Me); the track even features WuTang’s leader Ghostface Killah, whose rap verse bleeds into the next track, “Cattitude.” Cyrus recruits the legendary RuPaul on this sex-filled anthem, before incorporating Swa Lee and Mike WILL Made It on the softer track “Party Up the Street.”
Cyrus continues to be unapologetically herself on “Mother’s Daughter” and “Unholy,” confidently bridging the gap between her past identities as a virginal pop star and expert provocateur. Overall, the EP is the perfect collection to keep on repeat until Cyrus releases her highly anticipated seventh studio album, She Is Miley Cyrus, later this year.
Written by Sam Spotswood
Photos: Miley Cyrus