After doing the Big Tease on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook this week, the track from Mark Ronson‘s collab with Miley Cyrus is here and mates, it’s a hell of a bop.
Mark’s already pretty well-known for blurring the line between genres with his iconic collaborations with big-name artists, and ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart‘ maintains that. With a beat that mixes a thumping club bassline with intricately-plucked country-tinged guitar, this new era of Miley has her leaning more into the vibes of ‘Jolene‘ but not without acknowledging her bigger hits like ‘Wrecking Ball‘.
‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart‘ is the first single from Ronson’s upcoming album, which he confirmed to the BBC is full of “sad bangers” after his recent divorce from French model and actress, Joséphine de la Baume. If that ain’t a real mood, then I don’t know what is.
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) November 27, 2018
The track is soaked in heartbreak but it seems it’s not particularly about a romantic devastation from Miley’s end at least – Miley and Liam Hemsworth have been engaged happily for around a year now – but more the heartache that comes with existing in the world in 2018.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 30, 2018
The video – which has Miley calmy leading a police pursuit and literally driving through a club and a shooting range – highlights pieces of what’s been giving Miley her very own achy breaky heart; politics, protest, othering, gun violence and culture, social media, and religion. It’s less of an anthem about being resilient and strong in the face of grieving a relationship with another person, and more about strength in the face of a divisive country that’s imploding on itself.
Check out the video below, and I’m not sure about you but hot damn I’m ready for this new crying-on-the-dancefloor era from both Miley and Mark Ronson.Image: YouTube / Mark Ronson