This Is What Fans Think Miley Cyrus’ New Music Video Says About Ex Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus seems to have caught onto the trend of slipping secret messages and Easter eggs into music videos. Or maybe she just wanted to express her true feelings to fans without a middleman. Whatever the reason, fans are convinced that Cyrus’ new video for Slide Away is full of hints about her new life without Liam Hemsworth. Are fans reading too much into a simple video, or is there really a message Cyrus wants to get across?

‘Slide Away’ lyrics tell the story of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s breakup

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At the beginning of September, Cyrus released the video to her newest song, Slide Away, and fans immediately started applying meaning to almost every aspect of the song. The lyrics are pretty obviously a breakup song. The chorus says, in part: “Once upon a time, it was made for us/ Woke up one day, it had turned to dust/ Baby, we were found, but now we’re lost/ So it’s time to let it go.”

But what fans found interesting is the reasons Cyrus seems to hint that the relationship ended. In part of the song, Cyrus sings: “I want my house in the hills/ Don’t want the whiskey and pills.” To many, this confirms the rumors that Cyrus was fed up with Hemsworth’s drug use at the time of their split. 

‘Slide Away’ is like ‘We Can’t Stop’ all grown up

The video features Cyrus walking around a house with a melancholy expression after a big party has taken place. There are people passed out around her and empty bottles litter the set. At one point she gets into the pool, which is also filled with lawn chairs and more bottles. Fans think the video looks like the aftermath of her We Can’t Stop video, another song that takes place in a party house. But We Can’t Stop is filmed during the high point of the party, and Cyrus joins the group, enjoying it. 

Fans think the video is supposed to represent Cyrus moving on from the party lifestyle. One person on Twitter said: “The music video for slide away is like the aftermath of we can’t stop. The party is over. Anyone left is strung out somewhere in the house. Miley is like a fly on the wall. She feels out of place bc she knows she’s grown past that phase of her life.” 

If the rumors about Hemsworth’s drug use are correct, Cyrus is not only saying that she’s tired of the party lifestyle for herself, but she also doesn’t want to be in a relationship with someone who’s stuck in that phase of their life. 

The ten of hearts has special meaning

But it wasn’t only the obvious images from the video that fans applied meaning to. A playing card spotted in the pool has taken on huge importance. It’s the ten of hearts, which many fans believe represents Cyrus and Hemsworth’s ten-year relationship. And as one viewer pointed out, it’s drowning. According to Cosmopolitan, one fan commented on the video with: “That 10 of hearts card underwater at 1:23 means so deep! 10 years of love all drowned. This video is such a masterpiece!”

If this is Cyrus’ way of trying to tell us what happened in her relationship with Hemsworth, she did a great job because her fans definitely got the message. However, we can’t help but wonder what Hemsworth thinks about the video and if he’s torn up about the whole thing. Maybe he’ll comment on Slide Away one day. But in the meantime, fans assume they now know exactly what happened between the famous couple, according to Cyrus.