Ever since Miley Cyrus dropped her self-love anthem “Flowers” on ex-husband Liam Hemsworth’s birthday in January, fans have been very interested in what his new album, Endless summer vacation, recounts his divorce. The full work finally arrived on March 10, and with it came the singer’s latest edition of her beloved “Backyard Sessions,” this time as a full Disney+ special. Between songs, Cyrus talked about tracks from his eighth studio album and confirmed that fans can’t imagine the shade.
“There’s a subtle nuance,” she said of Endless summer vacation. “There’s, you know, honesty and truth, and there’s wisdom, and there’s humor. And there’s heaviness and depth.
THE Hannah Montana The vet didn’t go into detail about who she shaded and in which songs — she left that for fans to analyze on Twitter — but she did note that the album “feels like an intimate conversation and honest”. The closest Cyrus came to refer to his divorce in the Disney + special could were when she discussed writing “River”; she explained that the track came from a time when she was “going through a lot emotionally and personally” and that a dance party helped turn things around for her.
Explaining the evolution, she said that sometimes “a problem” can feel like an “April shower, it never stops raining”, but then it starts “raining love”. During her difficult times, it was her friends and the music of “all the legends”, including Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, who brought love. “Sometimes we just need a dancefloor banger,” she explained of “River,” before adding, “that is, they don’t want me to talk about the way the song actually talks [bleep]. It’s fucking nasty.
The album as a whole “really represents” who she is, Cyrus said, which is a trait she thinks her greatest records and songs all have in common. “I think Endless summer vacation represents, for me, my fearlessness when it comes to experimenting, not only with my sound but also with my identity and the way I want to be seen,” she explained.
Through his experimentation, Cyrus eventually landed on “a concoction of all the best of these sounds”. For Cyrus, it was Endless summer vacation “Cinderella’s shoe.” “It’s just a perfect fit and I feel like it’s only mine and it can only be mine,” she explained.
During Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions), the singer performed “Jaded”, “Rose Colored Lens”, “Thousand Miles”, “Wildcard”, “Island”, “Wonder Woman”, “River” and “Flowers”, as well as her 2009 hit “The Climb “. The special is available to stream on Disney+ and the album is out now.