Miley Cyrus – Angels Like You: A Heartbreaking Ballad

Miley Cyrus is one of the most versatile and influential artists of our time. She has explored various genres and styles throughout her career, from pop to rock, from country to hip hop. Her latest album, Plastic Hearts, released on November 27, 2020, showcases her powerful vocals and raw emotions in a blend of rock, pop and synth-pop.

One of the standout tracks on the album is “Angels Like You”, a heartbreaking ballad that expresses Cyrus’ remorse and regret over a failed relationship. The song was written by Cyrus, Ali Tamposi, Ilsey Juber with the song’s producers Louis Bell and Andrew Watt. The lyrics are personal and poignant, as Cyrus admits that she is not good for her lover and that she will hurt them when she leaves. She sings: “It’s not your fault I ruin everything / And it’s not your fault I can’t be what you need / Baby, angels like you can’t fly down here with me / I’m everything they said I would be”.

The song was released as the third single from Plastic Hearts on March 5, 2021. The official video features footage from Cyrus’ performance at the TikTok Tailgate pre-show for Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021. The video also shows Cyrus interacting with her fans and giving them a message of hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She says: “We will be together again and it will be even sweeter than it was before”. At the end of the video, Cyrus reveals that she received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 9, 2021.

“Angels Like You” is a beautiful and emotional song that showcases Cyrus’ talent and vulnerability. It is a song that resonates with anyone who has ever loved and lost someone. It is a song that reminds us that sometimes we have to let go of the people who are too good for us, even if it hurts.

The song has received positive reviews from critics and fans alike. Rolling Stone ranked it as the 17th best song of 2020, praising Cyrus’ vocal performance and the song’s “classic-rock grandeur”. [15] NME called it a “powerful ballad” and a “standout moment” on the album. [16] Pitchfork described it as a “gorgeous, sweeping rock anthem” and highlighted Cyrus’ “impressive range and control”. [17]

The song has also achieved commercial success, reaching the top 40 in several countries, including Ireland, Portugal, and the Netherlands. [18] [19] [20] It also peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, becoming Cyrus’ 30th entry on the chart. [21] The song has been certified gold in Australia and Canada, for selling over 35,000 and 40,000 units respectively. [22] [23]

“Angels Like You” is a testament to Cyrus’ artistic evolution and maturity. It is a song that showcases her ability to convey deep emotions and connect with her listeners. It is a song that proves that Cyrus is not only a pop star, but also a rock star.

The song has also been performed live by Cyrus on several occasions. She debuted the song at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 19, 2020, where she delivered a stunning rendition of the song with a live band. [24] She also performed the song at the MTV Unplugged Presents Miley Cyrus Backyard Sessions on October 16, 2020, where she gave a stripped-down and intimate version of the song. [25]

One of the most memorable performances of the song was at the TikTok Tailgate pre-show for Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021. Cyrus performed the song in front of 7,500 vaccinated frontline workers, who were invited as guests by the NFL. [26] She dedicated the song to them, saying: “This one is for you”. She also thanked them for their service and sacrifice during the pandemic. She sang the song with passion and emotion, as she was surrounded by fans waving flags and cheering her on. [27]

“Angels Like You” is a song that showcases Cyrus’ versatility and talent as a singer and songwriter. It is a song that touches the hearts of many people who can relate to its message of love and loss. It is a song that demonstrates Cyrus’ growth and evolution as an artist and a person.

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