SINGLE REVIEW: Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart

The return of Mark Ronson was one of the industry’s worst kept secrets. With everyone catching onto the fact that him and Miley Cyrus were about to drop a new track that marks the first time the two have ever collaborated. ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ is nothing like what you expected but also delivers at the same time as everything you possibly wanted and more. The country influenced dance banger incorporates a ‘Jolene’ inspired guitar riff and vocal delivery whilst a disco beat is layered over the polished production. The song successfully combined the two artists recent signature sounds and creates something that stands out and will comfortably sit at the top of the charts. This is not an easy feat for a country influenced track on pop radio but they’ve done it quite well. The song shows an impressive growth and maturity from Cyrus since the release of her last studio album ‘Younger Now’. It explores the aftermath of heartbreak and the psychological questioning it causes. “This world can hurt you, it cuts you deep and leaves a scar. Things fall apart, but nothing breaks like a heart”. After you get your heart broken you do find yourself becoming a little cynical and questioning every comment and move people make. And that’s what this song perfectly represents as well as showing a raw vulnerability. Ronson finds the perfect balance between disco and country which makes this song glide with ease. It’s a strong contender to fight Ariana Grande for the top spot of the charts, so this shall be interesting.