SINGLE REVIEW: Noah Cyrus feat. MAX – Team

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Noah Cyrus has seemingly continued to release strong pop song after strong pop song effortlessly and hasn’t showed any signs of slowing down. But her new single “Team” is her weakest release yet as it awkwardly sits between being an emotive ballad and being too cheesy and generic. The potential is there for this to be a breakthrough mature pop ballad moment for the songstress but instead she allows it to dive too far into the cheesy meme territory. I’m not sure if that’s meant to be the gag because the single artwork certainly plays on that but even if it is it still makes you feel slightly uncomfortable. With the lyrics as honest as they are I wanted this to be heartfelt and touching and the first verse delivers that perfectly. However as soon as the chorus strikes along with the harmonies with Max you can’t help but cringe. “So whenever you’re losing, I’ll celebrate ya, appreciate ya, I’ll get you up on your feet”. The lyrics are super cute and will have you wanting to have someone you can sing “I’ll always be on your team” too but the rest of the song is a bit of a mess. The production is very average and the harmonies could have been strong. But it must be noted that Cyrus’ vocals were very honest and strong during the verses and this is more of the artist I want to hear.

 

 

 

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