Miley Cyrus has released a new song, "Flowers," which appears to send a message to her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth. The song, which was released on Liam's birthday, includes references to the couple's Malibu home burning down in the California wildfires, as well as their various red carpet awkward moments.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's Relationship
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were in a 10-year relationship, which included a brief engagement in 2012, before getting married in December 2018. However, in 2019, Hemsworth filed for divorce, which was finalized in January 2020.
In the song "Flowers," Cyrus sings about the couple's relationship, including the loss of their Malibu home in the 2018 wildfires. “We were good / We were gold / Kind of dream that can’t be sold,” Cyrus sings.
“We were right / ‘Til we weren’t / Built a home and watched it burn”. She also references Hemsworth's decision to file for divorce in the lyrics “I didn’t want to leave you / I didn’t wanna lie / Started to cry but then remembered / I can buy myself flowers / Write my name in the sand / Talk to myself for hours / Say things you don’t understand,” The music video for "Flowers" also includes references to their relationship.
In the video, Cyrus is seen dancing on the streets of Hollywood in a red carpet-worthy gold Saint Laurent dress, before returning home and jumping into the pool. The chorus of the song is also a reference to the song "When I Was Your Man," sung by Bruno Mars, which Liam dedicated to Miley.
“I can take myself dancing / And I can hold my own hand / Yeah, I can love me better than you can,” she continues to the melody of Bruno Mars’ ballad “When I Was Your Man”. Miley got engaged to Liam in May 2012, but they split in September 2013, before reuniting in 2016. The couple married in December 2018, and their divorce was finalised in January 2020.