Gloria Gaynor Approves “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus: Well Done Miley!

Gloria Gaynor Approves “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus: Congratulations Miley!

Your new song carries the torch of empowerment,” Gaynor wrote to Cyrus. Gloria Gaynor is giving Miley Cyrus her flowers. Since its release less than a week ago, the former Disney Channel star’s brand new single “Flowers” has been drawing a lot of comparisons to the former’s iconic 1978 hit “I Will Survive” — and Gaynor approves.

The 79-year-old disco icon posted on Instagram that she loved Cyrus‘ new track, which dropped Friday (Jan. 13) and precedes the 30-year-old pop star’s eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation, due March 10. The Masked Singer alum shared a clip of the “Flowers” music video on Instagram on Jan. 17.

Gaynor added, “Your new song carries the torch of empowerment and encourages everyone to find strength in themselves to persevere and thrive.” Great Miley!”

A mashup of “Flowers” and I Will Survive” has been circulating on Twitter for days after fans noticed the similarities. Since “Flowers” is similar to “I Will Survive,” some believe Cyrus intentionally interpolated Gaynor’s self-love anthem, particularly in the choruses.

“Flowers” has been compared to Bruno Mars‘ “When I Was Your Man” lyrically and melodically.

Cyrus’ fans have had a whirlwind January since her New Year’s Eve special on NBC, which she hosted with her godmother, Dolly Parton. She announced “Flowers” and its release date on Cyrus’ ex-husband Liam Hemsworth’s birthday during the special, sending fans into a frenzy. Five days later, she revealed the release date and cover art for her fourth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation.

See Gloria Gaynor’s “Flowers” post.