“Flowers” is the lead single from Miley Cyrus’ upcoming eighth studio album “Endless Summer Vacation”, which is due to be released in March this year through Columbia Records.
“Flowers” marks Cyrus’ first release since her 2020 album “Plastic Hearts”. The pop-disco track interpolates the infamous “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, as well as borrowing lyrics from Bruno Mars’ hit 2012 song “When I Was Your Man”.
Lyrically, the song sees Cyrus describe the breakdown of a relationship, as well as a journey of self love and independence. Cyrus opens herself up to her listeners, detailing the decay of her marriage to her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth. Her choice of using Mars’ song speaks volumes, as it apparently was dedicated to Cyrus by Hemsworth at their wedding. Cyrus flips the lyrics of the track around, stating that she can hold her own hand, by herself flowers and do all things they did together on her own – and better.
The music video was released on the 12th January 2023 via Cyrus’ YouTube, and was directed by Jacob Bixenman. After the music video was released, fans took to the internet – particularly TikTok – to theorise the video and unpack what they believed to be digs towards Hemsworth. Firstly, the song and video were released on Hemsworth birthday; the workout that Cyrus does in the garden of the house is supposedly Hemsworth’s workout routine, as well as the house supposedly being the same house that Hemsworth rented while him and Cyrus were together, with the implication that he was unfaithful there. Of course, these are all theories from users on TikTok. As of the 2nd February 2023, the video had a total of 154.4 million views.
“Flowers” was a huge success and broke multiple records, amassing over 101 million streams on Spotify in its first week, as well as charting at #1 across the globe.
As of the 2nd February 2023, “Flowers” had received Gold certification in both New Zealand and Spain, as well as Silver in the UK.
Read the lyrics to “Flowers” here.
*All information accurate at the time of publishing.
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