Miley Cyrus Tears Up Over Her Partying Days in New ‘Used to Be Young’ Music Video

“This song is about honouring who we’ve been, loving who we are, and celebrating who we will become,” Cyrus said in a press statement. “This song is about celebrating who we will become.”

Miley Cyrus. PHOTO: NOUA UNU STUDIO
Miley Cyrus. PHOTO: NOUA UNU STUDIO

 

Miley Cyrus says that she doesn’t feel “Younger Now” as much as she used to.

A powerful new music video for the superstar’s current track, “Used to Be Young,” was released on Friday. In the video, she reflects on her younger self while coming to terms with the fact that she is not the same person she was when she was younger.

The heartrending ballad was described by Cyrus, who is 30 years old, as being about “honouring who we’ve been, loving who we are, and celebrating who we will become.” Cyrus’s comments were made in a press release. When I consider the years gone by, I am filled with a sense of accomplishment, and when I consider the years to come, I am filled with hope.
Her statement went on to say, “I am grateful to my loyal fans who make me a step closer to my dreams every day.” I want to express my deep gratitude for the consistency of your unwavering support. This song is dedicated to you.

Cyrus looks back on years of her life and career when she was spending time at parties in the lyrics of the song “Used to Be Young,” emphasising that she does not regret the experiences even if she has discovered new meaning in life as she has gotten older.

She sings on the single, “I know I used to be crazy / Messed up, but God was it fun / I know I used to be wild / That’s ’cause I used to be young,” and the lyrics are as follows: “I know I used to be crazy / Messed up, but God was it fun.” “Those wasted nights are not wasted; I remember every one; I know I used to be crazy; That’s because I used to be young.” “Those wasted nights are not wasted.”

Miley Cyrus. PHOTO:ARTURO HOLMES/GETTY
Miley Cyrus. PHOTO:ARTURO HOLMES/GETTY

Cyrus is shown in the stripped-down and basic music video for the song strolling down a dark pathway, which is similar to her “The Climb” music video, before halting directly in front of the camera while wearing a Mickey Mouse t-shirt as an homage to her days on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. The video was released in conjunction with the song’s release.

The singer-songwriter sheds tears throughout most of the video clip as she performs the heartfelt lyrics of “Used to Be Young,” but by the time it’s over, she’s smiling from ear-to-ear and presumably accepting her past while happily remembering happier times in her life.

“It’s super emotional because I am kind of a mini-me of my mom [Tish], and I could see her inside of the camera by using a technology where I could livestream with my mom from inside of the camera,” Cyrus said in a statement about the music video. “It’s super emotional because I am kind of a mini-me of my mom [Tish].”
She continued, “So, we could see each other, and as she was dancing it just made me cry, it made me laugh, it brought up so many real emotions, and I think it’s really letting people into true emotion, which I don’t feel like we get to see very much of these days,” she said.

Cyrus has not issued a new single since the release of her album Endless Summer Vacation in March, which was preceded by the release of the chart-topping single “Flowers.”“USed to Be Young” is Cyrus’ first new single since the album’s release.

This new song was released at the same time as a reworked version of her Disney+ special that was released earlier this year. The reworked version is named Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions), and it was released alongside the new song. Following its broadcast on ABC on Thursday night, the programme may now be viewed live or on-demand via Hulu.