Noah Cyrus is following in Miley’s and Billy Ray’s musical footsteps. The baby sister of the Cyrus family released her first single Tuesday (November 15), and her vocals sound awfully similar to Miley’s circa 2008. “Make Me (Cry),” featuring R&B singer-songwriter Labrinth, is a song about a love that’s anything but easy.
“I never needed you like I do right now,” Cyrus croons. “I never hated you like I do right now,” Labrinth joins in. Their emotional duet isn’t something you’d dance to, but it’s the perfect breakup song.
“’Cause all you ever do is make me ...” they sing together, and on cue, you hear the drip-drop of falling tears.
This isn’t Cyrus’s first time in the studio. Back in 2009, she sang the Ponyo children’s theme song with Frankie Jonas, the youngest JoBro, for Disney. “Make Me (Cry)” is her first official release after reportedly signing an impressive record deal last September.
“My dad always had me sing alongside him while he played guitar,” Cyrus told Paper earlier this year about her budding music career. “He taught me how to harmonize to an old song of his, ‘Missing You.’ Writing is the best way to get your mind clear. It’s also a great way to explain your past or what you hope for the future.”
Let’s hope the future holds more music from all the Cyruses.