Noah Cyrus unveils 'Mad At You' days after messy breakup with Lil Xan, and the lyrics hint she's not over him yet
Our recent days has been clouded with headlines on Noah Cyrus and Lil Xan's public break-up and in the midst of us googling what actually is happening between the two, Noah dropped a bomb on Thursday -- a new single 'Mad At You,' from her upcoming EP 'Good Cry.'
The 18-year-old singer's song that comes just days after the messy break-up clearly indicates that the song is about the 22-year-old rapper. “This EP is mostly just about how my emotions have been, and about my anxiety, and about how I’ve been struggling with depression, and how it’s okay to feel those feelings,” Cyrus stated when the song was released.
'Mad At You' is the first song from this collection and features R&B singer Gallant. The song starts with an emotion-heavy tune as Cyrus belts the words over a stark piano, showcasing a real fragility before Gallant joins her, and their harmonies blend in for a heartfelt exchange.
"We need to talk. You should sit. I don't want to start a fight," she sings. "But the minute it gets to my lips, I can feel my tongue is tied." This clearly hints to what the artist had asked her ex to do earlier when troubles started brewing, "We could have done this in person or over the phone."
With this established, every single person who has heard the song is questioning if the song is really about Lil Xan and their downhill relationship.
my first song from my DEBUT ep is hereeeee. theres one major thing ive learned about love... it’s hard as hell. #MadAtYou with @sogallant is out now! #GoodCryEP https://t.co/kPALfIiuYc pic.twitter.com/0Qry3fSTRJ— Noah Cyrus (@noahcyrus) September 7, 2018
Here are other references that could be directed to Lil Xan. "My eyes to start to water, but I can't stop you when you lie," Cyrus sings, which is an indication to Lil Xan's accusation that Cyrus cheated on him and that their love was a "fake relationship" set up by Columbia Records to "boost" her popularity.
"Baby, we need to talk 'cause I think it's time that I walk away before you start calling my name," she further sings. "Because when you start begging me to stay—it's going to be hard as hell, and baby you know me well. No matter what you do, I can never be mad at you." She also adds, "For me, there's no one else," which of course means Cyrus still has feelings for Lil Xan.
Then artist Gallant joins in, concretizing the scrutiny that the song is about Lil Xan as he suggests that Lil Xan pursued Cyrus in the first place. Because according to reports, the rapper reached out to her via a direct message on social media. Gallant also hints that Lil Xan actually cheated on Cyrus—an accusation she made during a recent Instagram Story and supported with a picture of what appeared to be a hickey on Lil Xan's neck. The rapper claimed it was just a bruise.
"Baby you were the one who convinced me to run into your arms," Gallant sing. "Oh, but now that you've got me, it's easy to want another love—thinking that you'll find a better one. And I'll sit here waiting here until you're done."
Her heartbreaking song is accompanied by a cover art for the song featuring an image of Cyrus with tears streaming down her face. Even the trailer begins with her crying.
Cyrus will embark on her first-ever headlining run this fall across the U.S. and Canada, titled 'The Good Cry Tour.' The month-long run produced by Live Nation will kick off September 22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and wind through North America, ending in Portland, Ore. On October 24.