Miley Cyrus released her first single in over a year, a futuristic country-tinged tune called “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,” which is the lead single off of Mark Ronson’s upcoming album, his first solo album in nearly four years.
“This broken silence, my thunder crashing in the dark/ Crashing in the dark And this broken record, spinning in circles In the bars, spinning ’round in the bars/ This road can’t hurt you, it cuts you deep and leaves a scar/ Things fall apart, but nothing breaks like a heart, ooh/ Nothing breaks like a heart, nothing breaks like a heart,” Cyrus sings in the chorus.
On the song’s country disco beat and acoustic guitar riffs, Ronson recently told BBC, “It wasn’t an intentional thing. I heard the drawl in her voice and the twang when I saw her live on SNL. My jaw dropped and I became super-fixated about being able to work with her.”
Ronson added: “But we weren’t trying to make a Western song. I think with Miley, just the way she wrote the verses and the way the melody came out, came naturally.”