The idea of releasing an album on Black Friday is usually thought as good.
These are times when people are already out shopping and on holiday. Apparently it wasn’t a good idea for Miley.
Recently, Miley Cyrus announced that her new album Plastic Hearts would be coming out on November 27. It was the Friday after Thanksgiving this year.
However, physical copies of Plastic Hearts were not accessible for keen fans because of problems with supplying all the other sales items and preparing for masses of shoppers that Black Friday infamously brings. As shoppers go looking to purchase it that day were unable to find it, those who ordered a copy to be shipped to them similarly faced delays.
Miley took the time to respond to frustrated fans with the following statement:
“My fans are everything to me and to know y’all are disappointed when going out to stores/calling/checking stock to be let down I am equally/if not more frustrated.
When choosing 11/27 THE SUGGESTED DATE for album release my team and I were never told major retailers don’t stock physical albums on Black Friday and wouldn’t get copies of PH until a few weeks after release.”
“The packaging of the record is intimate, honest, and a visual reflection of the sound of my new record that I am so proud of. It was created BY ME personally at home making art FOR YOU. I want it in your hands!” she adds.
Lastly, she says, “I’ve outgrown blame. It’s a waste of time and energy. This album was a labor of love and nothing can sabotage my admiration for the record my collaborators and I have created.”