Miley Cyrus channels 80s synthpop in ‘Midnight Sky’

Are you craving some synth-poppy 80s goodness? Well, we may have a solution for that.

On Friday (Aug. 14), Miley Cyrus released her first new song in a year.

Titled “Midnight Sky,” the track transports you to the days when synth-pop music was all over the radio and television. Full of “nah, nah, nahs,” the almost four-minute tune gives off some serious Blondie vibes.

But that was the plan all along.

According to a press statement on behalf of the musician, the track was inspired by Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Joan Jett, and Stevie Nicks (mostly her song “Edge of Seventeen“).

According to the same press statement, “Midnight Sky” was “inspired by the past year of [Cyrus’s] life,” and that the colorful, self-directed video “takes viewers through Miley’s creative vision which displays her complete control of the narrative often told through the mouths of the media. Miley is at peace with who she is and has nothing to prove.”

“Midnight Sky” was co-written by Andrew Watt, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, and Louis Bell.

Check out the music video above.

“Midnight Sky” is Cyrus’ first new song since the release of 2019’s She is Coming EP. According to some reports, her seventh studio album will be titled She is Miley Cyrus, and is due out later this year.

Previously released tracks “Mother’s Daughter” and “Slide Away” will be featured on the studio effort.

Cyrus’ last studio effort was 2017’s Younger Now.

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