In her latest single, "Used to Be Young," Miley Cyrus takes a poignant journey down memory lane, reflecting on her past party-filled days and moments of controversy throughout her career. In a press statement, Cyrus said "This song is about honoring who we've been, loving who we are, and celebrating who we will become.”
Some of the song’s lyrics include: “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. “You tell me time has done changed me That’s fine, I’ve had a good run” In the song, Cyrus takes a journey back in time when she spent a large part of her time partying it up. According to People.com, she expressed that “she doesn't regret the experiences despite finding new meaning in life as she's gotten older.”
"Used to Be Young" marks the first single release following her highly acclaimed album, Endless Summer Vacation, which features the chart-topping hit "Flowers." Miley Cyrus embraces her past while eagerly anticipating what lies ahead. As Rollingstone.com reports, she describes the song as a tribute to honoring our past, embracing self-love, and celebrating the journey to come. Reflecting on her past fills her with pride, while thoughts of the future ignite a sense of optimism.
Cyrus has expressed gratitude to her “loyal” fans who have been touted as making her “dreams a reality daily.” She put a lot of thought into her new song, writing the lyrics nearly two years ago. According to Elle, the 30-year-old singer stated “I have spent the last 18 months painting a sonic picture of my perspective to share with you. The time has arrived to release a song that I could perfect forever.”