Watch Noah Cyrus in Her First Music Video for "Make Me (Cry)"

Watch Noah Cyrus in Her First Music Video for "Make Me (Cry)"

The singer releases the first visual to her debut track, and speaks to V about its inspiration.

The singer releases the first visual to her debut track, and speaks to V about its inspiration.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Update: spoke to Noah Cyrus about the new single and video. Read below.

Noah Cyrus, little sister to Miley, daughter of Billy Ray, has released the music video follow-up to her debut track, “Make Me (Cry)” featuring Labrinth. The pared-down video sees two separate scenes of the same situation: Labrinth in bed with his love and Noah with hers. It follows the dual structure of the track, with both scenes coming together when the vocals do.

"It was really conversational," says Cyrus of the collaboration. "Lab had a chorus, and then we started just going back and forth writing lyrics together. It turned into being about a toxic love and that’s when I was like, 'Lab, there’s no way I’m doing this without you.' It was so organic, and I think that shows in the video, because it's very real. I think it’s cool because they’re asleep the whole time and you’re trying to get into this person and they’re just not listening to you. The video really explains the song."

Sophie Muller who has worked with everyone from the Eurythmics to Beyoncé, Sade to Coldplay, directed the music video. Her most recent works include Selena Gomez’s “Good For You,” which followed a similar set up to “Make Me (Cry)”: a well-placed couch and simplified styling, albeit Cyrus’ is wholly less sexual (she’s only 16 after all). While Cyrus may be young, the track itself feels anything but, with emotionally mature lyrics and an entirely adult sound.

It is an impressive start for an artist with plenty of potential, and lays the groundwork for a career to launch in any direction she chooses. With powerhouse vocals and a strong vision (attributes that seem to run in the family), Noah Cyrus may just have the music world at her fingertips.

 

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