Miley Cyrus announces comeback 'for real this time', fans say 'another pandemic incoming'
Miley Cyrus is back... again? The 21-year-old pop songstress took to her social media to announce a return of sorts while teasing fans with a throwback music video.
"Meet Miley Cyrus..... again. #SheIsComing #ButForRealThisTime 🎸🖤🎤," the singer wrote on both her Instagram and Twitter accounts with a clip of her 'Start All Over' music video which released in 2007.
"Meet Miley Cyrus" is also the name of her debut studio album which featured the 'Star All Over Track'. Its release was at the time when Cyrus had her alter ego character Hannah Montana which ended in 2011 when the Disney show 'Hannah Montana' came to a close. In an interview with Elle in 2019, Cyrus spoke about her time on the show and transition into her own grounded stage persona. She shared that "the minute" she had sex, she realized she had grown beyond the series. "It felt ridiculous. I was kind of like, 'I can’t put the f*cking wig on again. It got weird. It just felt like...I was grown up."
She also revealed that people often viewed her as a "Disney mascot" instead of a person, but she did note how proud she is of her work on the series, saying, "It’s pretty cool when you hear Cardi B was listening to Hannah Montana when she was in high school. That sh*t makes me happy. "
Those who have followed Cyrus since her entry in the music scene can account that she has changed a lot, transforming rapidly over time from an innocent Disney teen with a mostly teen audience into harder and darker (and sometimes NFSW) styles of pop music. Whatever form of comeback Cyrus has in store for her fans, the 'Start All Over' link may provide a hint that she is returning to similar previous sounds with additional layers of her more mature and contemporary pop tones.
Many Twitter users haven't been as receptive of her new announcement as some of her fans. "This is like the 10 times she says she’s coming," said a user.
This is like the 10 times she says she’s coming pic.twitter.com/cRLhLKrxMi— Stream Fire Drill 🔥🚨 (@piggybacksclub) August 4, 2020
"Another pandemic incoming," wrote one user while another said, "Unless she releases the smash bop bad karma she will flop." 'Bad Karma' is a single that Cyrus teased while en route to the 2019 Met Gala. She posted a video of herself singing the tune, with then-husband Liam Hemsworth appearing to sing along in the background.
Another pandemic incoming— ✨ (@darkyonce92_) August 4, 2020
Unless she releases the smash bop bad karma she will flop .— @chartnickim locked (@chartnickimn) August 4, 2020
Some of her fans are encouraging her to make a return to older sounds, saying, "I’ve always thought it would be really cool if she took some of these old songs and added a modern twist to them or gave them new life."
I’ve always thought it would be really cool if she took some of these old songs and added a modern twist to them or gave them new life— kacy millodziejzyk (@millodziejzyk) August 5, 2020
Another fan wrote, "Say what you want, but Miley is the only 2000s/2010s girl that’s constantly changing up her style and music, not only every few years, but every album. She’s one versatile queen and we will support. #SheIsComing."
Say what you want, but Miley is the only 2000s/2010s girl that’s constantly changing up her style and music, not only every few years, but every album. She’s on versatile queen and we will support. #SheIsComing— Smilervoticat (@smilervoticat) August 4, 2020
When it comes to studio albums, Cyrus's last LP 'Younger Now' released back in 2017 and as you would expect with a largely followed celebrity like her, fans have been waiting for more music.