Earlier this week you read the headlines that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth had split and now you better be ready to hear about the heartbreak through Cyrus’ take on the situation. The timing is quick, but the heartbreak is obviously real and instead of letting the tabloids talk, she decided to take control of her own narrative. ‘Slide Away’ is a relaxed pop ballad that doesn’t really go anywhere sonically. Don’t go in expecting a ‘Wrecking Ball’ 2.0 when you listen to it because you will be thoroughly disappointed. Instead this is just a song driven by sweet melodies as she confronts addiction as being what tore the two love birds apart. “I want my house in the hills. Don’t want the whiskey and pills. I don’t give up easily but I don’t think I’m down”.
Using the imagery of the ocean and romantic storytelling to outline the break down, this song could’ve been executed in a bigger way. It just flat lines majorly as being unforgettable and not really that interesting. “Once upon a time, it was made for us. Woke up one day, it had turned to dust. Baby, we were found, but now we’re lost. So it’s time to let it go”. But the lyrical content is there. This could’ve been a sweeping and soaring ballad that had people captivated but instead, the unforgettable production leaves you wanting to skip halfway through. The emotional conviction is missing which is something I never would’ve said about a Miley Cyrus break up song.