Cody Simpson releases new single ‘Golden Thing’ written for Miley Cyrus

'It’s a golden thing she’s got.'
October 18, 2019 9:40 a.m. EST
October 21, 2019 11:35 a.m. EST
Cody Simpson and Miley Cyrus are proving that their new relationship is more than just a quick fling. The longtime friends began dating five minutes, sorry, two weeks ago and already Simpson has cemented their relationship in the best way he knows how: with a tattoo. JK, they already did that. With a song!Simpson began teasing his new track “Golden Thing” earlier this week on Instagram, sharing a close-up picture of Cyrus’ hair and necklaces as the album artwork. The 22-year-old Australian has now released the single and has greatly annoyed us by making it really, really pretty. We were ready to slam the song and use the couple as an example of why you shouldn’t rush into things after a breakup, but maybe you should. It could result in a great song!With a sound that is heavily inspired by John Mayer, aka another musician who has been burned and learned from public romances, the dreamy track beautifully paints a golden visual, with its warm and melodic tones softly rising and falling. Singing about Cyrus’ many attributes, Simpson has come a long way from his “iYiYi” days, with lines like “I sing softly to her In the last daylight / And the chorus of birds / In the heights of night / And if we could be heard / For whatever it's worth / The rulers in the sky / They'd cry.” Oh dayum. That’s some Notebook-quality prose right there. Simpson celebrates his new girlfriend’s accomplishments as an actor and musician with the line “Diamond throne / All on her own / Coffee skin / She let me in.” Again, ready to hate but just can’t. People, get you a partner that celebrates your achievements.
It’s unclear whether Simpson plans to shoot a music video for “Golden Thing,” but in the past he’s cast his real-life girlfriends in his videos, including his former partner Gigi Hadid. We know! Cody Simpson has had game for a long time! Cyrus has yet to respond with a song of her own, but her last release “Slide Away” was about her breakup with husband Liam Hemsworth, so she may still be in the dark mindset of songwriting.“Golden Thing” is the latest instalment in the very public relationship of Cody Simpson and Miley Cyrus. The pair have already permanently inked themselves together and have been busy on social media posting pictures that are…a lot. Hand down pants? A lot. Touching tongues? A lot. Cyrus has been vocal about being slut shamed in the press for moving on to Kaitlynn Carter and now Cody Simpson so quickly after ending her marriage to Liam Hemsworth, saying that she is still figuring out what it means to date as an adult. Our dates rarely end with new songs but now the bar has been raised.

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