Miley Cyrus’ new video for “Slide Away” is rapidly making its way to the top spot this weekend. Whether it has the power to knock Lil Nas X out of the number one spot remains to be seen, but what is evident is Miley looks gorgeous. She also looks heartbreakingly sad — a fact that her fans aren’t quick to overlook. The song has resonated with millions of listeners who identify with its message of lost love and a broken heart. Fans have linked the song to Miley’s current divorce proceedings with Liam Hemsworth, though she hasn’t made that an official connection. She did co-write the song with Alma Miettinen, Andrew Wyatt, Michael Len Williams II (Mike Will-Made It) lending more people to believe that it is about her breakup with Liam, her husband of eight months.
There is one lyric in the song that gives listeners the confirmation that it was written about the end of her marriage, even though she hasn’t publicly confirmed it.
In the song, Miley pours out her heart and says, “Move on, we’re not 17, I’m not who I used to be, you say that everything changed, you’re right we’re wrong now…so let it slide away.”
You may see Miley’s new video for “Slide Away” in the player below.
Fans are responding to several messages depicted in the video and the official video is currently the number 3 trending YouTube video. First and foremost is the presence of alcohol, drugs, and partying in the video. It is a stark contrast from Miley’s “Party in the USA” that embraced the very things she seems to be against now.
In the video, Miley seems distraught and the video has an intimate, at-home feel. You see Miley in a swimming pool and it appears that though she is home, it is not her home. There are other people in her house and she roams as a stranger, wandering from room to room, but never fitting in. While some people have taken the lyrics to mean that Liam Hemsworth has a drinking and drug problem, that hasn’t been confirmed. But what can safely be taken away from the video and song is that Miley poured her heart into “Slide Away” and though her relationship with Liam is over, she will continue to focus on herself, continue to make hit music, and always be true to her art form by creating songs that aren’t just chart-toppers, but deal with real-life issues. What do you think of “Slide Away?”