Noah Cyrus has released a raw new song, “Mr. Percocet,” which will appear on her upcoming debut album, The Hardest Part, out July 15.
The track, which she released alongside a grainy video illustrating the themes of a toxic relationship, has a Kacey Musgraves-style country-pop vibe. Cyrus sings over a tender blend of acoustic and slide guitar, shuffling drums and some handclaps. “You’re only kind when you’re all fucked up,” Cyrus sings. “You’re only mine ’til your high is gone/So maybe I should leave before your drugs wear off in the morning.”
On Friday evening, Cyrus posted a lengthy Twitter thread that detailed her personal experience with substance abuse that inspired the song. “In 2018 I was introduced to using prescription pills (downers like xanax and percocet) as a way to socialize and party and fit in with the people I was surrounding myself with,” she wrote, noting that the pills “became a crutch for my anxiety and depression” and her dependency worsened at the beginning of the pandemic. “I’m happy to say I’ve made a lot of progress and put in a lot of work to be here making music and living my life happily for the first time in what seems like forever.” Cyrus added she stopped using in December 2020.
Along with sharing “Mr. Percocet,” Cyrus announced a North American tour in support of The Hardest Part. The trek will kick off Oct. 4 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix and wrap Nov. 4 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Ticket information is available on Cyrus’ website.
“Mr. Percocet” marks the second offering from The Hardest Part, following lead single, “I Burned L.A. Down.” The debut album will follow Cyrus’ 2021 collaborative EP with Australian singer-songwriter PJ Harding, People Don’t Change. Before that, she released The End of Everything EP in 2020, and her debut EP, Good Cry, in 2018.
Noah Cyrus Tour Dates
October 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
October 5 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey
October 7 – October 9 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 9 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
October 10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
October 11 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
October 13 – Dallas, TX @ Echo Lounge
October 14 – October 16 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 16 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
October 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
October 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
October 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
October 21 – Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club
October 22 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
October 24 – Montreal, QC @ Le Studio TD
October 25 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
October 27 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 28 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
October 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
October 31 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
November 1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand at Complex
November 3 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
November 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern