On Sept. 29, pop superstar Miley Cyrus is releasing her brand new album, "Younger Now." It's her sixth commercially released effort.
She chose an interesting title for this record as the music and lyrics on it reflect a much more mature artist.
That fact is driven home by the first single she released to support the album, "Malibu."
"Malibu" was a giant hit for Cyrus. It catapulted her immediately back into the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. She's certainly no stranger there, as her last commercially released album, "Bangerz," contained two massive singles that grew roots there. "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball," multi-platinum, ubiquitous singles both, lived on the charts.
In late August, she released the title track of the album, "Younger Now." Clearly a throwback to her earlier, more countrified sound, it drove home the fact that Cyrus was -- pardon the slang -- slowing her roll.
There have only been a handful of massively popular artists who have been able to reinvent their public personas. Cyrus has done it before. It's doubtful people look at her as Hannah Montana these days. So, it's certainly going to be interesting to see if she can do it again.