Nothing, nothing, nothing gonna save us now… expect maybe the return of Destiny Hope Cyrus.
After much much teasing throughout the week, Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson have kept good on their promise and dropped their collaboration “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” — Miley‘s first music since her 2017 Younger Now album and the first single under Mark‘s name since his 2015 album Uptown Special, which included the 2016 Grammy record of the Year “Uptown Funk!” with Bruno Mars.
Like a majority of Younger Now, “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” sees Miley revisiting her Nashville roots, with her twangy vocals front and center across cinematic strings and a disco-tinged pulse on the Dolly Parton “Jolene“-like production, which is quite fitting considering Miley‘s godmother is none other than Dolly herself. She’s carrying the torch!
“Well, there’s broken silence/ My thunder crashing in the dark/ Crash in the dark/ And this broken record/ Spin endless records in the bar/ Spin ’round in the bar,” Miley croons on the hook. “This world can hurt you/ It cuts you deep and leaves a scar/ Things fall apart/ But nothing breaks like a heart…“
It’s as dreamy and heartbreaking as only Miley can deliver, playing like a more grown up version of her Younger Now singles crafted for long highway cruises as displayed in it’s accompanying music video – a very obvious projection of the world we live in today.
“Nothing, nothing, nothing gonna save us now…” The song isn’t necessarily better than what we’ve heard from Miley or Mark before, but it does feel like the most logical sonic continuation from where Miley left us with Younger Now — and it’s message is even more impactful.
More than anything, this could be the song that convinces the mainstream public that Miley offers more as an artist than her teenybopper past might suggest – A WIN I SAY!