Most romances burn out. Only smoke left curling around both lovers. Noah Cyrus unlocks her heart with country ballad “Every Beginning Ends,” a duet with Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard. From the start, they’re both fully aware how wilted the relationship has become, and the performances almost crackle in your ear, as the petals fade and die and crumble to the earth. “Doesn’t seem all that long ago, darling / We’d go a whole weekend and not leave our room,” their words fall like broken glass. The sound is deafening. The heartbreak the kind that leaves emotional scars.
Listen to “Every Beginning Ends” below.