Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus team up for break-up anthem
Mark Ronson is about to launch a new solo project. The British producer had a massive with ‘Uptown Funk’ featuring Bruno Mars on his last solo album, which arrived in 2015. Ever since he kept busy producing albums for artists like Lady Gaga and Lily Allen, while teaming up with Diplo for the project Silk City. Under that name the producers launched the proper banger ‘Electricity’ with Dua Lipa. Ronson went through a divorce last year which he says changed his approach to music. He describes the result as a collection of ‘sad bangers’, of which the first, ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’, features Miley Cyrus and is out now!
For Miley, this is the first new track we hear after her country inspired album Younger Now. Mark Ronson was very much accurate when he described the tune as a ‘sad banger’. ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’, co-produced by Jamie xx, starts out with strings and transforms into an interesting mix of country and pop with a whole lot of Ronson-isms in the production. Especially the verses carry a similar vibe to Miley’s more country inspired of her last record, while the chorus is a massive earworm on repeated listens. ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ does not give it all away on first listen, but beautifully unfolds with a rich and layered production (as if we expected anything less from Ronson) and some seriously beautiful melodies. Miley makes the track completely her own with the lower register of her vocals. I am not entirely convinced this track is instant enough for radio or streaming records these days, but boy does this track deserve a massive audience!
Ronson and Cyrus immediately dropped the video as well, in which Miley is driving a car while being chased by police, getting herself into bizarre, almost dystopian situations.