Miley Cyrus returns to her Tennessee roots on her new single, “Inspired.”
Miley previously performed the soulful track during the One Love Manchester benefit, dedicating the song to the victims of the Manchester bombing.
“On the wistful country track, Cyrus sings about growing into her authentic self against a rich, folky bluegrass arrangement,” Radio.com writes.
“She sings about leaning on her dad for love and guidance and throwing off the chains of others’ expectations.”
“Inspired” is the second single Cyrus has released off her upcoming album; she dropped “Malibu” last month.
Cyrus said she released the uplifting single “in celebration of [Pride Month] and the desperate cry for more love in this world.”
The song comes not long after she announced in a Billboard cover story that she’d stopped smoking weed, stopped listening to hip-hop and embarked on a new, very different phase of her career, returning to her country music roots.
It’s also one of the reasons she was so drawn to ‘The Voice’ as well.
Miley told Billboard, “I’m down for hanging with Blake [Shelton]. I actually want to take advantage of the fact that he’s there, [because] his fans don’t really take me seriously as a country artist. One, I haven’t given them that music.”
She went on to say “Dolly Parton is my (expletive) godmother. The fact that country music fans are scared of me, that hurts me.”
“I’m evolving, and I surround myself with smart people that are evolved.”