Noah Cyrus, ‘We Are…’ | Track Review
Continuing to build her artistic profile, Noah Cyrus returns with a new single, “We Are…” assisted by MØ. The results are mixed at best.
“We are f*cked!” Wow, what a way to initiate the chorus of “We Are…” Backing up a bit, “We Are” is the latest single by Noah Cyrus. For those unfamiliar, Noah Cyrus is the little sister of Miley Cyrus. Cynics, go ahead and raise those eyebrows. Throughout the course of 2017, Noah released a number of singles. None of them packed the same punch as her 2016 hit, “Make Me (Cry).” On “We Are,” Cyrus is assisted by Danish pop musician, MØ.
Staring positively, the energy of “We Are…” is a selling point, particularly on the pre-chorus and chorus sections. While the f-bomb-driven chorus is explicit and in-your-face, the intensity and energy are pros. Noah Cyrus and her songwriters deserve some credit for the chorus, at least the vibe. Given Cyrus’ youth, the rebellious spirit is #winning.
“We are f*cked / These days we only follow / These days we’re feeling hollow / ‘Get paid,’ the only motto / We are fucked / They say ‘It all gets better’ / They say ‘It won’t last forever’ / Then someone pulls the trigger / We are f*cked.”
Unfortunately, “We Are…” isn’t devoid of flaws. Besides the song, as a whole, being merely okay, Noah Cyrus simply lacks appeal as a vocalist. It’s not fair to compare her to her established older sister, BUT Miley has a distinct, nuanced instrument at her disposal. So far, the younger Cyrus hasn’t established herself as a distinct vocalist or artist. Furthermore, even with the energy of the chorus being a selling point, the rebellious, care-free vibe is ‘been there, done that.’ Hasn’t Avril Lavigne does this in the past?
All in all, “We Are…” is okay at best. It has its selling points, but, artistically, Noah Cyrus still isn’t where she needs to be. Sure, she’s ‘new at this,’ but she needs to give listeners a reason to believe why she’s different from other young pop stars.
Noah Cyrus • We Are (Ft. MØ) – Single • RECORDS, LLC • Release: 2.7.18
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