According to Miley Cyrus, “no one stays the same.”
If there’s anyone who can understand that mantra, it’s the former Disney child star who transformed from a pop wild child into an international It Girl. The 24-year-old Grammy nominee seemed to address her metamorphic rise to stardom in a newly released single called “Younger Now” and corresponding music video.
The visual, which has already accumulated more than 500,000 views on YouTube in mere hours, features the songstress in a theatrical carnival setting with touches of Elvis Presley and sock hop inspiration. In homage to the late star amid the 40th anniversary of his death, Cyrus rocks a bedazzled jumpsuit and slicked back hair akin to the legend’s signature look.
Cyrus also symbolically embraces her own past as she plays with a doll resembling her younger self. She later mingles with a group of older women and shares a smooch with one lady as the lyrics “I feel so much younger now” play in the background.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 18, 2017
As the grand finale, the star gets dressed up in a ’50s-style skirt and breaks out into fun choreography in front of a diner backdrop with a bevy of backup dancers.
The video, directed by Diamond Martel and co-directed by Cyrus, is the second visual to be released ahead of the star’s sixth studio album, Younger Now. The album will debut on September 29.