“I’m Stuck” (Single Review)
Miley Cyrus isn’t the only Cyrus with undeniable musical talent. Miley’s little sister Noah is self-assuredly stepping into the”make music for a living” arena and music fans and industry executives alike are sitting up and taking notice.
Noah’s latest single, “I’m Stuck” is a nod to her country roots while infused with an infectious dance-pop vibe. The track will form part of her debut album “NC-17”, due for release later this year. I anticipate that the catchy track will be popular among her ever expanding fan base especially given the powerful influence of social media and ease of access to music online.
There is, however, an interesting dichotomy with “I’m Stuck”. On the one hand, the track is bouncy and boppy with a country-pop flavour. On the other hand, the 17-year-old sings about falling for “the baddest boy around”, the same boy who “messed me up” and left her weakened, “hanging up the gloves” in defeat. One minute you want to dance. The next minute you want to take to your bed, close the blinds and brood.
While Noah is fairly new to the music business, she is already forging her own path by not being constrained to any one type of genre. The tracks on “NC-17” will likely incorporate a mix of genres including Noah’s R&B inspired single “Make Me Cry” and her hip-hop-leaning pop tune “Stay Together”.
Noah is a young, emerging talent in the making. The difference between her situation and most other new artists is her Cyrus kinship. This pedigree provides Noah the luxury of seeking any advice and support she may need while navigating the challenges of becoming a working musician. Her very positive start as a singer-songwriter bodes well for her future as a developing artist. At this early stage in her career she is creating songs of various genres. As Noah continues to write and perform and grow as an artist, she will develop her own sound, no matter the genres people will ascribe to her music.
Noah has a bright future because she writes country inspired, pop tunes that are catchy and so clever, if she didn’t drop the occasional f-bomb, the songs could feel sanitised and disingenuous, she performs to appreciative audiences whenever she gets the chance, her vocals are husky, warm and heartfelt, she enjoys the support of a musical family, and from all appearances, she is a really good, kind, polite, down to earth young girl with a very sensible head on her shoulders. I look forward to her CD.