"Younger Now" is the sixth studio album by American singer Miley Cyrus. It was released on September 29, 2017, by RCA Records. It is her first full-length project since Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015), and her first commercially released project since Bangerz (2013).
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 66, based on 8 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Miley's ace in the hole has always been the dusky country ache in her voice, which she's carried with her through all her incarnations. All over Younger Now, she revives her Southern accent, demonstrating her Nashville bona fides by including a voicemail from her godmom Dolly Parton to cue their Monkees-esque duet "Rainbowland." The songs are deliberately low-affect, if short on personality compared to her other albums. But the attention-getter is the finale "Inspired," where she writes a folksy country ballad to express some of her fears about climate change, with the opening lines, "I'm writing down my dreams/All I'd like to see/Starting with the bees." In this context, it's refreshing to hear from the Old Weird Miley again.
Reviewed by rollingstone.com.