Miley Cyrus breakup song “Flowers” released on Liam Hemsworth’s birthday
Miley Cyrus has released a new song in which she talks about getting over a breakup.
The singer, who has had songs in country, rock, and pop, released “Flowers,” a single off her upcoming 13-song album “Endless Summer Vacation,” on Friday.
Cyrus’s song is about how she learned to love herself again after a breakup.
I should have bought you flowers
And held your hand
Should have given you all my hours
When I had the chance
Take you to every party ’cause all you wanted to do was dance
is a line from Bruno Mars’s 2012 single “When I Was Your Man,” which Cyrus parodies.
Singing, “I can buy myself flowers,” she says. You may “write my name in the sand” or “talk to myself for hours” or “say things you don’t understand” or “take myself dancing” or “hold my own hand” or “yeah, I can love me better than you can.”
Fans believe it was no coincidence that Cyrus dropped the single on what would have been her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth’s 33rd year on Earth.
Ten years after first meeting on the set of a film, Cyrus and Hemsworth announced their split in January of 2019. They first worked together in 2009 on the set of an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “The Last Song,” and they got engaged in 2012. In early 2016, Cyrus resumed wearing her engagement ring, and by December of the following year, the pair were married in Tennessee.
Rolling Stone interviewed Cyrus in 2020 and she said that she was unhappy and heading down a bad road in 2018, despite her outward appearance.
‘She’s got a man. She’s living in a house playing wife,’ ” Cyrus stated, adding that she was also trying out booze and drugs. “Dude, I was way more off my path at that time than any of the times before where my sanity was being questioned.”