“Malibu”, Miley Cyrus

After delivering an emotional performance of her latest single, “Malibu”, last night at the Billboard Music Awards, Miley Cyrus has officially built a new and improved home in the heart of music.

Over the past decade, Cyrus has been consistently changing her image in hopes of breaking away from her old Disney Channel brand. When she entered the world of fame as a young teenager, Miley was quickly idolized and had every young girl begging to see her in concert as Hannah Montana. Once Cyrus started to mature, it became clear that the Hannah Montana lifestyle was no longer for her. She quickly shed her bubble-gum pop sound, and began introducing more mature content (which led to a complete melt down in the media). But it wasn’t until the VMA Awards in 2013, where she danced on stage with Robin Thicke and a foam finger, that she officially burned her Disney image to the ground. After that performance, Cyrus was practically branded as a lost cause who wouldn’t get much support moving forward in the music business.

Now, almost 4 years after the foam finger, Cyrus has surprised us all with her new single, attitude, and outlook on life. Unlike her previous songs, “Malibu”, is soft and lovely and the perfect example of what a comeback song should sound like. Her voice sounds beautiful, the lyrics are heart-warming, and the tune is comforting. It’s the type of song that should make an appearance on everyone’s happy, summer playlist.

Cyrus includes lyrics in “Malibu” about her past and sings “I never would’ve believed you, If three years ago you told me, I’d be here writing this song.” Those lines sum up the entire message of the song, and it’s a beautiful one. If the goal of this song was to not only serve as her comeback, but to also steal back the hearts of her fans, Miley has accomplished that and much more.



Harry Styles, Debut Solo Album Review

After a year and a half long hiatus, Harry Styles re-entered the music scene, dropping his debut solo album, Harry Styles. The self-titled album took the world by storm and quickly sky rocketed up the charts. The album strays far from the sound of his previous albums released with his former band mates of One Direction. Instead of giving us a traditional, upbeat, pop album, Styles surprised the music world with an album that samples bits and pieces of all different genre’s of music. The album features soft indie tracks like Meet Me In The Hallway, to full on glam-rock songs like Only Angel and Kiwi. The 10 track album flawlessly demonstrated his vocal range, from his high notes in his first single off the album Sign of the Times, to the soft sounding┬álove track, Sweet Creature, back up to┬áhis rugged pop-rock sound in Carolina. After listening to the album repeatedly, the album is a clear winner of my heart, along with the millions of other hearts it has stolen this past week. I’m eager to see what the future holds for the 23 year-old musical genius, and I can not wait to support him every step of the way.

Introducing Me


Welcome to my blog “Blooming Tunes”. My name is Carly, I’m currently 17, and music is my passion! I created this blog so I could write about my favorite musicians, and share my thoughts and reviews on the latest music and musical artists. If you share the same passion for music as me, I would love to share my thoughts with you!

peace, love, and happy sounds.

– Carly