In ‘Mr. Percocet,’ Noah Cyrus writes about her ‘personal experience’ with a relationship ruined by substance abuse. The Hardest Part, Cyrus’ debut studio album, will be released on July 15th.
Noah Cyrus is opening up about her personal issues with her followers.
Cyrus debuted her second single “Mr. Percocet” on Friday, along with a music video, off her upcoming debut album The Hardest Part, which will be released in July.
The 22-year-old vocalist pours herself into the lyrics as she discusses her ongoing road of addiction and recovery in the peppy yet absolutely emotional single.
In a press release for the song, the singer said, “This song is written on my personal experience with the uncertainties and insecurities that develop in a relationship when substance abuse is involved.” “You can lose sight of yourself and person you fell in love with because it creates such manic behavioral changes.”
Cyrus takes viewers through the rollercoaster of emotions that come with being in a relationship while abusing substances in the music video, which is set in a rural, country home. Cyrus is seen being intimate with her love lover at one point, but his face is too indistinct to pick out, echoing her writing point of view.
“I barely recognize you when you wake up in the morning/Must be someone else’s eyes that I look into every night,” she sings. “You’re only kind when you’re all f—ed up/You’re only mine till your high is gone but/I wish you’d still love me when your drugs wear off in the morning.”
Mr. Percocet follows her debut single from her upcoming album, “I Burned LA Down,” which was inspired by the loss of a romance and the imminent threat of climate change.
“If you live in California, you’re always worried about wildfire season. I was already grieving from my breakup at the time, and [the 2021 Caldor fire] was all over the news “In a press release following the song’s release, she explained the song’s inspiration. “All of my internal, emotional agony was connected with my fear about the out-of-control fire and climate change in general.”
Cyrus’s first full-length album since her 2016 debut with the single “Make Me (Cry)” with Labrinth will be The Hardest Part. The musician was nominated for best new artist at the 2021 Grammy Awards after the release of her 2020 EP The End of Everything, which contained a collaboration with her sister, Miley.
The Hardest Part, produced by Arctic Monkeys and The 1975 collaborator Mike Crossey, is likely to continue Cyrus’ folk-inspired sound, which harkens back to her Nashville roots. According to the vocalist, she was intimately involved in the process of crafting the musical arrangements and selecting the instruments featured on the 10-track album, which include pedal steel and slide guitar.
“Mike and I were both completely absorbed in the music. It was as if our minds had fused into one “She explained how it came to be. “I found a safe haven where I can make music with people I care about. For me, the procedure was quite therapeutic.”