It feels like forever since Miley Cyrus released her last main project ‘Plastic Hearts’ in 2020. But, she is back for 2023 with a brand new album and a single. The singer teased her upcoming single “Flowers” which reminds us that the most important person in our life is ourselves.
Miley Cyrus announced her brand new album ‘Endless Summer Vacation’ to be released on March 10, 2023. The first taste of the album to come is given to us by its lead single “Flowers.”
‘Endless Summer Vacation’ album is dubbed to be a “love letter to L.A.” The cinematic trailers for the album match this theme, as we see Miley Cyrus flaunting her toned body while hanging from a trapeze bar while wearing a black bodysuit, while the video cuts back and forth between various Los Angeles locations.
The teaser trailers for “Flowers” have Miley Cyrus stripping down to swimsuits and even fully nude in her shower singing the lyrics to the song.
Listen to “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus
The single released on January 13, 2022.
Miley Cyrus “Flowers” Lyrics Review and Song Meaning
This song is Miley’s grand return to self-love after being heartbroken in her last relationship with Liam Hemsworth. The duo had a rather lengthy relationship and was also married for a while before calling it quits in 2019. Despite the heartache and pain, Miley realizes that she still has a responsibility toward herself to be happy and content.
Miley starts the song by mentioning what she had–a dreamy relationship that she thought would never be sold for any amount of gold in this world. They were not perfect by any means. But they were good. No relationship is perfect!
She brushes on her marriage when she sings about building a ‘home’ with the person she wanted to be with. ‘Home’ is a very endearing term for a house. A ‘home’ is where love and care exist. Miley had this, for a while.
But, shortly after, Miley watched her home burn down! When the foundation of the home catches fire, there is not much either of them could do to save it. Whatever fires existed between them caught on and burnt the whole house to the ground.
‘Being strong’ is the theme of the song, but Miley Cyrus does not want to hide the fact that this breakup shattered her to the core. She broke down crying and weeping. This is natural. This is a process. At the end of the process, a new person is born.
The chorus of the song is very catchy and narrates the essence of the song.
Miley Cyrus tells herself that she does not need anyone else to buy her flowers, hold her hand, write her name on the beach, dance on her own, talk to herself for hours, and most importantly, hold her own hand through thick and thin.
Many people see these lyrics as a response to Bruno Mars’ iconic song “When I Was Your Man.” In this song, Bruno sings all the things he should have done with his ex-lover that he didn’t do when they were together. He mentions holding her hand, buying her flowers, giving her all his hours, and taking her dancing.
Miley understands that life should move on and she has a bigger task at hand than to crush and crumble over a failed relationship. She knows that only she can love herself without fail. And this is all anyone needs.
In the second verse, Miley Cyrus symbolizes her sadness through certain elements. She paints her nails in red to match the roses her ex-lover used to bring her consistently. This is the only form of connection to her blissful past she can manifest now.
It takes guts to have no regrets and remorse toward an ex-lover after a relationship. It is also likely a very healthy step toward recovery.
Through every up and down in life, just remember that you can love yourself better than anyone else, if you so chose to do so.
Let us hear what you think about the song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics of the song on Genius.