Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Miley Cyrus - Breakout

Breakout is the second solo studio album by American teen pop singer Miley Cyrus. It was released under Hollywood Records on July 22, 2008.

Breakout is the first album by Miley Cyrus that does not have any affiliation to the Hannah Montana character. Cyrus has said that Meet Miley Cyrus was "just meeting me, finding out who I am", while Breakout was inspired by "what's been going on in my life in the past year." "I wanted to embrace my older audience a little more, kind of taking shackles off and doing the music I wanted to do," Cyrus said of Breakout. Cyrus co-wrote all songs on the album apart from four. "Songwriting is what I really want to do with my life forever, [...] I just hope this record showcases that, more than anything, I'm a writer." A majority of the songs are co-written by Antonia & Tim James, the writers of the hit "See You Again".

Two of the four songs that Cyrus did not co-write are covers. "These Four Walls" was originally recorded by MTV reality TV star Cheyenne Kimball, appearing on her debut album The Day Has Come. Coincidentally, Kimball also has a song titled "Full Circle", but Cyrus's song of the same name is an original composition. Cyrus also covered Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". As noted below, all songs except "These Four Walls" and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" were co-written by Cyrus. "Breakout", it was given to Cyrus by another artist who decided not to use the song for their own album.

Cyrus performed a free concert at Bryant Park on July 18, as a part of Good Morning America's summer concert series.


01. Breakout
02. 7 Things
03. The Driveway
04. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
05. Full Circle
06. Fly on the Wall
07. Bottom of the Ocean
08. Wake Up America
09. These Four Walls
10. Simple Song
11. Goodbye
12. See You Again [Rock Mafia Remix]

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