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Lyric Video: Noah Cyrus – ‘We Are’ feat. MØ

Deep lyrics contrast a hollow youth

Who would’ve expected Noah Cyrus to make a mainstream pop song that sounds like the shallow fodder on the radio but had deeper lyrics criticizing it all? Not me, that’s for sure. Her latest song, a collaboration with MØ, ends up doing just that — laughing at society’s shortcomings and proclaiming ‘We are fucked.’

From the song’s first verse, Cyrus is unafraid to call out her generation: “My life is great; I write then hit update / I turn you on / Wanna belong, so I go to the mall / And I buy it all.” MØ’s verse follows a similar approach: “The fame, the fame / I want to hear my name / And I don’t care what for.”

Perhaps the song’s best lyrics come at the bridge and outro. “We’ve got hearts in the right places, “Cyrus sings, “But we’re still a danger to ourselves.” Hearing such frank lyrics polarized by the song’s carefree and melodic production makes for quite a jam.

The only problem ‘We Are’ may run into is glorifying a meaningless existence…but that’s only because the song sounds so good, that surely nothing Cyrus and MØ sing about could be bad? This one’s a guaranteed hit…and hopefully listeners will take the lyrics to heart.

Listen to ‘We Are’ in the lyric video below. Stream and download the song here.

Written by Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett is the creator and editor of POParazzi. He works primarily in Washington, DC. You can contact him at sam@poparazzi.org and visit his portfolio at sam-bennett.com.

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