The musical gene runs deep in the Cyrus family. Following in the footsteps of her father Billy Ray and big sister Miley, Noah Cyrus is now the latest member of the Cyrus family adding to her genealogy’s impressive discography.
Recently signing with RECORDS LLC, the 16-year-old singer has just released her debut single “Make Me (Cry),” an impressive and emotionally wrought ballad performed with U.K. singer and producer Labrinth.
With the richness and rasp to her voice that had us double checking we weren’t listening to a new single from big sister Miley, Noah’s initial pop offering has us excited to hear more from the budding musician. She’s a little bit Dolly Parton and a little bit Lana Del Rey, with lyrics that suggest a love life much deeper than one would expect from a 16 year-old.
Singing “I never needed you like I do right now/ I never hated you like I do right now/ Cause all you ever do is make me…” Cyrus has essentially written a 2016 update of “Achy Breaky Heart,” minus the line dancing and visualization of a heart literally exploding and killing someone. This version is a little more subtle.
Cyrus’ previous professional singing work has been limited to performing the theme song for the 2008 anime film Ponyo, with Noah also voicing the films’ lead character.
With a father who released one of the biggest singles of the ’90s and a sister who has found success as an international popstar, a child TV star, and now as a coach on the current season of The Voice, Noah Cyrus has some big shoes to fill. But if her new single “Make Me (Cry)” is any indication of what’s to come, we think the young singer has the talent to carve out her own piece of the Cyrus empire.