Miley Cyrus released “Backyard Sessions” versions of four Plastic Hearts songs over the weekend, while explaining to fans why they can’t get their hands on physical copies of the album just yet. “My fans are everything to me & to know y’all are disappointed when going out to stores/calling/checking stock to be let down I am equally/if not more frustrated,” she wrote after reports that Smilers couldn’t hit the Black Friday sales to snag her new album in stores.
“When choosing 11/27 THE SUGGESTED DATE for album release my team and I were never told major retailers don’t stock physical albums on Black Friday and wouldn’t get copies of PH until a few weeks after release. The packaging of the record is intimate, honest, and a visual reflection of the sound of my new record that I am so proud of. It was created BY ME personally at home making art FOR YOU. I want it in your hands!”
In the meantime, Miley has kind of made up for the scheduling snafu by dropping an Apple Music Backyard Sessions Edition of her seventh album — which also includes the “Midnight Sky” remix with Stevie Nicks and a live version of Miley’s cover of the Cranberries’ “Zombie” from the NIVA Save Our Stages Festival — as well as Backyard Sessions versions of “High,” “Golden G String,” “Angels Like You” and the album’s title track.
In the “High” video, Miley is along in a forest setting wearing a snakeskin-patterned dress while crooning the ballad, switching it up and rocking a glittery silver dress with red hearts for a full band version of the title track.
Joined by producer Andrew Wyatt on acoustic guitar for “Golden G String,” Cyrus sings the gentle ballad from a rainbow-striped tree while wearing a grey suit covered in colorful dangly charms and a too-small bikini top with appliqué flowers. In the “Angels Like You” clip, the singer performs the moving track while writhing in black lingerie on a clear bridge over rippling water.
Watch clips of the “G String” and “Angels” videos below.