Miley Cyrus celebrated one year of “Flowers” with an emotional message on social media
Singer Miley Cyrus celebrated the one-year anniversary of her hit “Flowers” this Saturday with a post on Instagram. The 31-year-old artist accompanied the milestone with two black and white photographs; In the first image, Cyrus appears with a flower in his hand and in the other he is posing with it on his head, which makes an obvious reference to the theme.
In addition to the images, Miley shared a short message about the track, expressing: “Flowers started making people happy a year ago, and that makes me happy. I love you, thank you very much.”
“Today marks a year since Flowers started making people happy, and that makes me happy. I love you. I love you,” Miley wrote on her social networks (Source: Instagram/Miley Cyrus)
The song “Flowers” marked a milestone in Cyrus' career as it became the lead single from the album “Endless Summer Vacation”, which the singer referred to as “Endless Summer Vacation”. a love letter to Los Angeles. The song also spent eight weeks at number one on the Billboard charts in the US and shot to the top of the Spotify charts. Likewise, it set a record on the streaming platform as the most listened to song in a single week, surpassing the previous record set by BTS's Butter.
A large part of this piece's success is due to the message Miley conveyed, reinforcing that despite the difficult breakup, you can still move forward by learning to love yourself.
“I can buy myself flowers/Write my name in the sand/Talk to myself for hours/Say things you don't understand/I can make you dance/And I can hold my own hand/Yes, I can love myself better as “You,” Cyrus sings in the chorus. This theme that millions of people have turned into an anthem of heartbreak.
The lyrics of “Flowers” led many people to believe it was a message of malice against her ex-partner Chris Hemsworth.
Some fans interpreted “Flowers” as a reference to Cyrus' previous relationship with her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth. However, in an interview with British Vogue in June 2023, Cyrus downplayed these rumors, saying, “I don't have to be a master in the art of misleading the public. It will catch fire on its own.”
In the same interview, the singer revealed that the song originally had a very different tone, much more dispiriting and “50s-style”. Furthermore, the message of empowerment that the public liked so much was completely lost.
The original version of the chorus said: “I can buy flowers, write my name in the sand, but I can’t love myself better than you.”. Cyrus added that Flowers is all about the Anglo-Saxon phrase “fake it until you make it,” which she describes herself as a “big fan” of. This would mean that Miley doesn't fully believe the words she recites (“I can love myself better than you”), but over time these words will become reality and she will be able to love herself once and for all to say goodbye to this relationship.
Originally, the lyrics of “Flowers” were intended to have a much more discouraging and depressive twist (YouTube screenshot)
The celebration of this anniversary comes amid the arrest of Alexander Karddaliana 52 year old man who has been following Miley Cyrus since 2022. On this latest occasion, Karddalian was arrested after showing up outside the singer and actress' home. with a stuffed animal in his hands. Months ago, Miley had filed a restraining order against Alexander, where he was forced to stay at least 100 meters away from Cyrus.
Miley celebrated the first anniversary of “Flowers” amid the arrest of Alexander Karddalian, a man who has been harassing her since 2022 Portal/Mario Anzuoni
As mentioned above, Alexander's obsessive behaviors began in 2022, and after his arrest, the man sent letters to Miley from San Quentin Prison, where He assured that he would visit her as soon as he was free. So in August 2023, Kaddalian appeared again at Cyrus' house, although the singer's security team did not allow him to approach her.