Miley Cyrus Releases Emotional Music Video for New Single ‘Used to Be Young’
Miley Cyrus has released her highly anticipated new single “Used to Be Young,” along with an emotional music video. On the honest track, Cyrus reflects on her past in the spotlight. She even wears a Mickey Mouse shirt in an apparent nod to her time as a Disney star.
Miley Cyrus Releases ‘Used to Be Young’ Music Video
The “Used to Be Young” music video appears to have been shot all in one take, with Cyrus staring into the camera while the lights brighten and dim. The singer is brought to tears as she performs the song’s deeply personal lyrics.
“Me and who you say I was yesterday / Have gone our separate ways / Left my livin’ fast somewhere in the past,” Cyrus sings on the song’s first verse. On the chorus, she sings, “I know I used to be crazy / I know I used to be fun / You say I used to be wild / I say I used to be young.”
On Instagram, Cyrus wrote that “Used to Be Young” is “about honoring who we’ve been, loving who we are & celebrating who we will become,” adding, “I feel proud when reflecting on my past and joyful when thinking about the future.”
The singer went on to share her gratitude for her fans’ “steadfast support,” ending her message by writing, “This song is for you.”
Cyrus Has Been Teasing the Song for a While
Fans have been waiting to hear “Used to Be Young” for months now. The singer teased the song’s lyrics in an interview with British Vogue earlier this year, and she recently put up posters in France featuring lyrics from her most popular songs.
Last week, Cyrus announced the single’s upcoming release. Then on Thursday, ahead of the song’s premiere, the singer appeared in an ABC special called “Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions).” The special also included interview segments.
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