NEW MUSIC: NOAH CYRUS | I BURNED LA DOWN + VIDEO PREMIERE
Singer-songwriter Noah Cyrus surprised fans with the release of her haunting new single, “I Burned LA Down,” accompanying with a music video. The song is the first single from her highly anticipated debut album, "The Hardest Part," which will be released on July 15. Using California’s dreaded wildfire season to describe a painful breakup, Cyrus’ artful lyricism and vocals shine. The track, “I Burned LA Down,” is a crushing break-up ballad inspired by the end of a relationship and the lurking anxiety of California wildfires. “Living in California, you’re constantly living with this dread of wildfire season,” Cyrus said in a statement. “At the time, I was reeling from my breakup, and Caldor was dominating the news. All this internal, emotional pain I was feeling was intertwined with the anxiety around this out-of-control fire and climate change in general.” Cyrus calls “I Burned LA Down” the “perfect introduction” to her album, which she worked on with producer Mike Crossey, who has collaborated with Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice. “I found a safe place to make music with people I love and trust. The process was really healing for me,” she said. “For the first time, I’m revealing my complete and honest truth.” The music video hones in on the imagery of wildfires’ beauty and ultimate destruction. As the flames take over buildings, they almost dance along to the music with Cyrus. She delivers a deeply emotional performance, standing powerless as the world burns around her, knowing that she started the fire herself.