Country and Pop artist Noah Cyrus recruits her father Billy Ray Cyrus for a legendary remix of her country track “Noah (Stand Still)”. The song was originally released earlier this year on her recent album The Hardest Part. On her sophomore album Noah is transparent about her struggles with substance abuse, mental health, and a toxic relationship. Through all of Noah’s recent struggles, Billy Ray has been a supportive figure in her life. Her father adds his own perspective and even more sentiment to the vulnerable track “Noah (Stand Still) feat. Billy Ray Cyrus.
Vulnerability In “Noah (Stand Still)”
Firstly, the track opens up with a revelation Noah had when she turned twenty. She believes death will approach her before she makes it to her 21st birthday. In the chorus, Noah details the solid advice her father gives her during dark times. “And my father told me, “Noah, when you don’t know where you’re goin’/Just stand still, soon enough you will” Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus implies that time will allow clarity for his daughter. Instead of trying to find all the answers, sometimes you need to stand still and they will arrive. Billy Ray tells Noah when she anticipates hardship and downfalls during happy moments, just stand still and let it pass.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Secondly, Billy Ray Cyrus joins for a new verse giving his perspective and advice as an older person. He sings about the wisdom you acquire as you get older and how it becomes harder to change. What you go through is not the ending even though it feels like it, and Cyrus tells us “it’ll all gonna be okay”.
Lastly, father Billy Ray and daughter Noah sing the following choruses and stunning bridge together; their voices melt into one another. The pop country track builds up to an upbeat outro for the bridge matching the hopeful lyrics “just stand still” repeating.
Noah Cyrus On Her Sobriety
Notably, the original version of “Noah (Stand Still)”, touches on Noah’s sobriety journey. In her sixth month of sobriety she still struggles in her daily life. Her problems are still there, despite cutting out drugs and alcohol. Even though she is sober she is not quite “better.” Billy Ray and Noah are able to find hope within each other during tough times in their life. “Noah (Stand Still) feat. Billy Ray Cyrus” is an incredibly beautiful and moving track that is for sure a tear jerker.
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