It’s only been three years since Miley Cyrus last released music with her sixth studio album, “Plastic Hearts,” an homage to pop-rock music. Yet, within this time, the singer has been able to truly open up to her fans about her personal life, especially her experience with divorce.
Cyrus was once married to actor Liam Hemsworth, but after less than a year of marriage, the two split in 2019. As the singer gears up to release her seventh studio album, “Endless Summer Vacation,” in March, she clearly has a lot to say about the two’s relationship on her latest single, “Flowers.”
With fans speculating what the song is really about and endless TikToks about the former celebrity couple, here are some of the Easter eggs you may have missed within the single and its music video:
“Flowers” release date
Cyrus dropped the single recently on Jan. 13, which also happens to be Hemsworth’s birthday. The singer also announced “Flowers” just four days before on Twitter, detailing the exact time of its release. In the tweet, Cyrus included all the time zones of when the single would drop, including 11 a.m. in Australia, Hemsworth’s home country.
The chorus of the song
Fans were quick to catch that “Flowers” mirrors the chorus of Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man,” a song Hemsworth and Cyrus danced to at their wedding back in 2018. Cyrus’ chorus says, “I can buy myself flowers / Write my name in the sand / Talk to myself for hours / Say things you don't understand / I can take myself dancing / And I can hold my own hand / Yeah, I can love me better than you can.” Meanwhile, Mars’ version is “I should have bought you flowers / And held your hand / Should have gave you all my hours / When I had the chance / Take you to every party 'cause all you wanted to do was dance / Now my baby's dancing / But she's dancing with another man.”
Basically, the song serves as a direct diss to Hemsworth, using playful lyrics to hint at their previous memories together.
Even more tell-all lyrics from Cyrus
The singer even went as far as to allude to the house fire she and Hemsworth experienced when they lived together shortly before their wedding due to the California wildfires. Cyrus sings, “We were good, we were gold / Kinda dream that can't be sold / We were right 'til we weren't / Built a home and watched it burn.” The lyrics also caused fans to believe that Hemsworth may have betrayed Cyrus, but neither has publicly commented on this since the song’s release.
The gold dress and black suit jacket
In the music video for “Flowers,” Cyrus is seen wearing a chic gold dress and a messy updo, which fans on TikTok saw as a reference to the outfit and hairstyle Jennifer Lawrence wore at the 2012 premiere of the “Hunger Games,” which she starred in with Hemsworth. Fans say that Hemsworth may have cheated on Cyrus with the actress, but could also be a dig at his now-current girlfriend, Gabriella Brooks, who also wore a similar look to a red carpet premiere last year with the actor. None of these rumors have been confirmed either.
Throughout the music video, the singer is also seen wearing a black suit jacket, which fans were also quick to notice. Fans think the stylistic choice is another nod to a public memory the couple shared together during the premiere of “Avengers: Endgame,” when Hemsworth wore a similar outfit to the event. During the premiere, Cyrus was smiling for the cameras and joking around when the actor told her to “behave for once” after she pretended to lick him. After this exchange, the singer didn’t overreact, but including the reference in her music video may be proof that it was more hurtful than it looked.