‘Ashtrays & Heartbreaks’ on iTunes NOW!

6 04 2013

Fans better be ready! Ashtrays & Heartbreaks will be uploaded to iTunes tomorrow (April 6).

Miley tweeted:

We’ve all gotta buy the single and try get it to #1.

UPDATE:

Buy Ashtrays And Heartbreaks on iTunes HERE!

ALSO, Miley Cyrus & Snoop Lion’s “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks”: Review Revue

We’re all still reeling from the grand return of Miley Cyrus to the pop charts yesterday, courtesy of a guest spot on Snoop Lion‘s new track “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” — and so is the Internet! Yes, the reviewers had a lot of things to say about Miley and Snoop’s tune together — mostly good things, and given our original review, we agree that the praise is entirely deserved.

While it may not have been the big comeback we anticipated from Cyrus — whose work in the studio with an eclectic roster of hip-hop hitmakers has anticipation running high for her next LP, due later this year — it seems to have satiated our collective desire to hear her new sound. Check the reviews after the jump.

:: Spin credits “Major Lazer‘s mastery of dub-addled pop production” with making “this odd couple sound oddly in sync, with Cyrus doing her best Rihanna-via-Stefani thing and the Boss Cat stonily singing about the confounding mysteries of the human condition.”

:: “With an easy-going beat, spacey production and even a little U2-esque guitar in the background, the latest Reincarnated track is an unexpectedly solid collaboration,” Fuse says, noting that the song is “an interesting sonic direction for Miley & the Lion.”

:: The feature proves “yet again that [Miley’s] Disney days are long behind her,” Billboard comments, calling her portion of the song “Rihanna-esque.” 

:: “Snoop combines his newfound Rasta style with Cyrus’ pop sound but the actress shows she can get in on the reggae vibe of the jam, too,” MTV says.

:: The Huffington Post calls the song “a generally inoffensive tune that features both vocalists offering breathy reflections on lost loved ones.”

:: Stereogum comments that although “an incredibly strange confederation of people” came together to work on this song, the result “has Snoop and Miley harmonizing pretty effortlessly over a breezy one-drop reggae beat. It’s not bad!”

More reviews UNDER

Odd couple smokes weed to get over the hard times

To borrow from the lyrics of “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” is there any possibility that anyone feels like Miley Cyrus? You know, that nagging “my buzz is gone and I need to re-up on reality” vibe? Thankfully, Doggfather Snoop Lion totally gets it — that’s why he’s rolling blunt after blunt after blunt after blunt. After all, this is a song about mourning. These two are gonna need Danny Brown amounts of weed to get through.

Thanks to Major Lazer’s mastery of dub-addled pop production (see the magnificent “Get Free”) this odd couple sound oddly in sync, with Cyrus doing her best Rihanna-via-Stefani thing and the Boss Cat stonily singing about the confounding mysteries of the human condition: “Seems like everyday we puttin’ more 6 feet underground / So blessed, what goes up must come down.” Not sure what that means, but the answer’s probably in the ashtray.

And yes, the Police’s Stewart Copeland is on percussion duty. Duh.

Hear Snoop Lion & Miley Cyrus’ Surprisingly Great Collabo “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks”

Five years ago, it would be unthinkable to suggest gangsta rap icon Snoop Dogg and Disney queen Miley Cyrus would be collaborating on a reggae track about toking up. But after the former’s spiritual reinvention and the latter’s rebirth as… whatever the hell she is now, it seems anything is possible.

Enter “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks,” a Diplo-produced duet between the two about “a lotta smoke in the air [we’re] blowing out for those who aren’t there.” With an easy-going beat, spacey production and even a little U2-esque guitar in the background, the latest Reincarnated track is an unexpectedly solid collaboration.

Instead of being the total embarrassment many expected, it actually portends an interesting sonic direction for Miley & the Lion, both of which are in the process of re-hauling their image as more mature artists.

Miley Cyrus Lends Vocals To Snoop Lion’s ‘Ashtrays and Heartbreaks’

Proving yet again that her Disney days are long behind her, Miley Cyrus is featured on the new single by Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Dogg, called “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks.”

The reggae-flavored track from his forthcoming album “Reincarnated” (due out April 23 via RCA Records) also features percussion by Stewart Copeland of The Police. The song was produced by Major Lazer and Ariel Rechtshaid and co-produced by Dre Skull.

Cyrus’ portion includes a Rihanna-esque chorus that repeats the lines, “Now my buzz is gone / I need to re-up on reality” (Angela Hunte provides additional vocals). The track starts with Snoop setting the scene: “Tonight there’s gonna be a lot of smoke in the air.”

Cyrus’ reputation as a burgeoning stoner has picked up traction in recent years. In 2011, she celebrated her 19th birthday with a Bob Marley-themed cake and a year prior was photographed acting out a Cypress Hill song — or, taking hits from a bong — which she later stated was not marijuana but the legal substance salvia. Now, having her name emblazoned on Snoop’s single art, which features a just-lit blunt among wilted rose petals, is certain to prompt the pothead talk again.

Aside from the Snoop guest stint, Cyrus is also working on her own music. Although a release date for a new album has yet to be announced, the 20-year-old singer has been in the studio with Dr. Luke and Pharrell Williams, among other producer-songwriters.

Miley Cyrus Lights Up On Snoop Lion’s ‘Ashtrays and Heartbreaks’

Snoop Lion is pining about the past on his latest Reincarnated track, and he brought Miley Cyrus along for the ride. Their duet, off the rapper’s April 23 album, made it to the Internet on Wednesday (April 3).

On “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” Snoop combines his newfound Rasta style with Cyrus’ pop sound but the actress shows she can get in on the reggae vibe of the jam, too, especially on lines like “fill up all those ashtrays.”

Produced by Major Lazer, Ariel Rechtshaid and Dre Skull, the track features additional vocals from Angela Hunte. The legendary drummer for the Police, Stewart Copeland, provides the island-tinged percussion on the tune.

“[Snoop] was really studying Bob Marley,” Major Lazer’s Diplo explained to MTV News last year. “He likes to have the female backing vocals, and it’s a real Marley-esque vibe. We [also] have some West Coast attitude with the production, and I’m really excited about it. It sounds amazing.”

But “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” is hardly the only Snoop/Miley collab the world will get to hear this year. Miley has confirmed that Snoop will also appear on the lead single off her 2013 album release.

“I did a song with Snoop, and it’s coming out very, very soon,” Miley told Ryan Seacrest last month. “I can finally say I’m going to have a song with Snoop Dogg coming very soon. It’s recorded, done. I’m so excited!” While she didn’t offer up many details about the song, she did reveal that she was making plans to hang out with him at the time. “He was in Europe when he was recording, but he’s here this weekend, so I’m pretty excited. I’m think I’m going to take a bunch of my friends and go hang out.”

Snoop Lion & Miley Cyrus’ ‘Ashtrays And Heartbreak’ Debuts Off ‘Reincarnated’

Nothing like some nostalgic weed smoking to bring together a 20-year-old pop starlet from Nashville and a 41-year-old West Coast gangster rapper-turned-reggae mon! If that’s your thing, you’re luck: Miley Cyrus and Snoop Lion have teamed up for “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” a song off the Lion’s upcoming album, “Reincarnated.”

It’s a generally inoffensive tune that features both vocalists offering breathy reflections on lost loved ones. Some might accuse Snoop Lion of a certain inauthenticity, but let’s be honest, if there are two people who are going to sing about pot, these aren’t the worst choices.

If working on a reggae-lite album seems like a surprising move for Cyrus, consider the fact that she last made music headlines by appearing in a raunchy video for Borgore’s dubstep song “Decision.” She’s nimble in this industry!

Snoop has stayed busy doing press runs for the movie and album. In an interview with HuffPost, he said “Young, Wild and Free” would make a nice new national anthem for the United States and backed same-sex marriage. “People can do what they want and as they please,” he said. “Satisfy yourself accordingly. I have no issues with nobody, I live for me and I live my life doing what I do, so you should have the right to do whatever you want to do.”

Diplo debuted the track on Major Lazer’s SoundCloud page. Major Lazer produced the record in Jamaica, where Snoop filmed a documentary about his personal renaissance, also called “Reincarnated.” The movie is a VICE project. Diplo took a hardline on the NRA in a recent tweet endorsing “No Guns Allowed,” another “Reincarnated” song that features Drake and Snoop’s daughter. The “No Guns Allowed” video debuted earlier this week.

Miley Cyrus, Snoop Lion team up for ‘Ashtrays and Heartbreaks’

In what might have been considered an unlikely collaboration once upon a time, Miley Cyrus and Snoop Lion have made sweet music together.

Thanks to Snoop’s “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” which hit the Web this week, we got a taste of the “really different sound” that Cyrus teased back in November.

The former “Hannah Montana” star sings the hook on the pop-tinged reggae track, with lines like, “can’t let them see me weak I need to pause on it/Is there any possibility that everyone feels like me?”

The single will appear on Snoop’s “Reincarnated,” due out on April 23.

In March, Cyrus told Ryan Seacrest that she was working with Snoop, saying, “I can finally say I’m going to have a song with Snoop coming very soon.”

And “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” isn’t the duo’s only collaboration.

“I want this record to be … different, and a bunch of passion projects. [At first] I wouldn’t have calculated like, ‘Oh the first song I want to come out is me and Snoop Dogg,’ ” Cyrus told Seacrest. “I thought it would be my single first, but I’ve just been able to do these things where I’ve just been in the studio at the right time and these projects have just magically happened.”

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