Plastic Hearts marks a true departure from the Cyrus we heard on her last full-length album Younger Now. The former Disney star has traded in her country roots for 80s-inspired synths and rock ‘n’ roll guitars on Plastic Hearts.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard a few tastes of the new album. She recently released a remix of Stevie Nick’s “Edge Of Seventeen” and her lead single “Midnight Sky” for the decade-spanning collab of our dreams “Edge Of Midnight.”
As well, she previously shared live cover performances of Blondie‘s “Heart Of Glass” and the Cranberries‘ “Zombie” which are also included on Plastic Hearts. Cyrus also debuted her chaotic new single and video for “Prisoner” with Dua Lipa last week.
Now, the full-length album is finally here and it’s clear that the rock ‘n’ roll sounds of the past have entranced Cyrus. Included on Plastic Hearts is her highly anticipated new collaboration with Joan Jett called “Bad Karma.” The rock-inspired song merges together Jett’s distinct and Cyrus’ powerful vocals for a punchy hit you can’t help but bang your head along to.
Jett and Cyrus’ relationship began long before their collab on Plastic Hearts. Cyrus actually gave the induction speech when Joan Jett was introduced into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame back in 2015.
In her speech, Cyrus cites Jett’s activism and powerful music as part of the reason she loves and appreciates her artistry so much.
“Joan’s music, her activism, who she is. In all of our lives, all of us will experience people who try to tell us who to be and what to be. Fuck those people,” she said (via Paper). “Instead of changing for other people, if you don’t like how the world is, change it yourself. She made the world evolve, her life and her success is proof that we can self-evolve. I want to thank you for fighting for our freedom, Joan, and I love you so much.”
Last week, Cyrus opened up about Plastic Hearts to Apple Music‘s Zane Lowe in a new tell-all interview. Along with revealing how the 27 Club eventually caused her to get sober, she also shares how the other features on the album came to be.
As well, she confirms that she already has another album in the works. Cyrus previously mentioned that she is working on a Metallica covers album which could be revealed sometime in the future. Metallica are also one of the artists Cyrus credits for influencing Plastic Hearts‘ sound.
Miley Cyrus and Joan Jett’s “Bad Karma” and Cyrus’ full interview with Zane Lowe are available to stream below.
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