Miley Cyrus ‘Midnight Sky’ Song and Video Are Fantastic

Miley Cyrus dropped her new music video for “Midnight Sky” at midnight today, and at least from my vantage both the song and video are fantastic:

Look, I’m not any type of reputable music critic or anything, and I’d be lying if I’d say my musical tastes or songs I listen to have evolved much in the past decade. That being said, this song has a catchy melody that seems to be lacking in a lot of the new music that is popular today and the video is well produced.

I’ve seen Jason Fitz say that he sees elements of Stevie Nicks from ‘Edge of Seventeen’ in the vocals and other places see influence from Joan Jett and Debbie Harry.

Think it’s a reasonable guess that Midnight Sky will be stuck in my head for the next couple weeks and it’s a late emergence for the proverbial song of the summer.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. SPOT-ON analysis, Ryan. I have tons of respect for Miley from both an artistic and a personal standpoint, going back to when she escaped from her HANNAH MONTANA ‘stigma.’ Some of her music over the years I enjoy; much I still haven’t checked out, such as her collaborations with THE FLAMING LIPS; I’m certain some of her music I likely don’t or wouldn’t care for too much, but…

    This song and video are both STRAIGHT FIRE. Miley looks incredible, her smoky voice sounds well-seasoned, the song is definitely catchy and ballsy, the E.D.M.-inspired production (which is the production basis of virtually ALL pop music nowadays; and that isn’t a bad thing) of the track is top-notch and the artistry and direction of the video are pleasing to the eye without offering *too much* sensory overload (well, maybe *some* sensory overload, just not enough to induce any seizures [hopefully]).

    Thanks for sharing! Miley’s song and video have made my morning… :o)

  2. It stands out from other pop music, I’ll say that. The drum machine in the song is the one thing that detracts from it, imo. I think it should be more subtle. She has a good rock voice, a little rasp, like you noted – I think she should mix in some songs that are more rock music with guitars once in a while. Like Nicks did. I think the same can be said of Pink. Pop music is not a perfect match for the voice.

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