Miley Makes a Comeback


Miley Cyrus’ new single “Flowers”

Avery Lemelin, Staff Reporter

  When you think of the month of February odds are you think about love and relationships. It might be a crush, a new relationship, an old relationship, friends, or family. But Miley Cyrus wants you to think about love in a different way. Her new hit “Flowers” reminds us that true love starts with loving yourself.

  On January 12, 2023, Miley Cyrus released her new single “Flowers.”. Since then the song has become the most streamed song in a week on Spotify with 83 million plays. Just a week after, Cyrus broke her own record with 115 million plays. “Flowers” has remained number 1 on the Billboard 100 for  weeks straight. Cyrus released this song on her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth’s 33rd birthday. 

  Many listeners believe that this song is a message for Hemsworth. The chorus of this song interpolates with the hook of Bruno Mars’s “When I Was Your Man”. which is a song that Hemsworth once dedicated to Cyrus. The bridge “of “Flowers” references why their marriage didn’t end up working out. In a Howard Stern interview, Cyrus said that “There was just too much conflict” and that “When I come home,  I don’t want to be anchored down by someone”.

  Miley’s sister Brandi said to US weekly, “The song did come out on his birthday – was that on purpose? I don’t know. Can’t say. Genius though.”. Brandi also stated “I’m not here to say what’s true and what’s not true,” she answered. “Only Miley knows the truth.”