Noah Cyrus and Ben Gibbard Brace for Heartbreak on New Song “Every Beginning Ends”: Stream

It appears on Cyrus' upcoming debut album, The Hardest Part

Noah Cyrus Ben Gibbard Every Beginning Ends
Noah Cyrus and Ben Gibbard, photo by Terry O’Connor

    Noah Cyrus is gearing up to release her debut solo album, and with her latest single “Every Beginning Ends,” she’s got none other than Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard in her corner. Listen to the two’s new duet below.

    A slow country ballad, “Every Beginning Ends” mourns the beginning of the end of a relationship. “You went to sleep without saying you loved me,” Cyrus first sings, prompting Gibbard to reply,. “I guess I thought you already knew.” The opening is just one of many call-and-response lyrics in the track, as the artists draw up all those dreaded signs of two people falling out of love.

    In a statement, Cyrus recalled working with Gibbard, a veteran of emotional songwriting. “That was such a surreal experience,” she said. “I’ve always been such a huge fan, so it was pretty daunting to get in the room with him, but once we got to work it all came very naturally.”


    “We talked about past relationships, failed relationships, our parents’ relationships, and relationships that have lasted forever,” Cyrus continued. “He told me his dad has a saying: ‘You have to wake up and choose to love someone every day,’ and it sparked this conversational song about the twilight of a relationship and the reluctance to admit that something has run its course. I relate to that in many ways, not only with me, but also just with my parents’ relationship. Writing about that gave me more understanding.”

    Gibbard spoke highly of the youngest Cyrus in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. “I kept coming back to it and just basking in her brilliance,” he said. “It’s easy to be mysterious. It’s easy to be aloof. It’s easy to be cool. It’s so much harder to be earnest, and it’s so much harder because she’s really opening herself up with a lot of these songs.” In a live video directed by legendary music filmmaker Lance Bangs, Cyrus and Gibbard perform “Every Beginnings Ends” in Gibbard’s Seattle studio. Check out the clip below.

    “Every Beginning Ends” appears on Cyrus’ upcoming first full-length, The Hardest Part. The LP drops September 16th, and pre-orders are ongoing. Come October, Cyrus will embark on a North American tour. Check out her forthcoming shows and the artwork and tracklist for The Hardest Part below, then grab tickets via Ticketmaster.


    September 16th is also album release day for Gibbard, who, with Death Cab for Cutie, will release the LP Asphalt Meadows. Pre-order that project here, and grab tickets to Death Cab’s upcoming tour via Ticketmaster.

    The Hardest Part Artwork:

    noah cyrus the hardest part album artwork

    The Hardest Part Tracklist:
    01. Noah (Stand Still)
    02. Ready To Go
    03. Mr. Percocet
    04. Every Beginning Ends
    05. Hardest Part
    06. I Just Want a Lover
    07. Unfinished
    08. My Side of the Bed
    09. I Burned LA Down
    10. Loretta’s Song

    Noah Cyrus 2022 Tour Dates:
    10/04 — Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
    10/05 — Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey
    10/07 – 10/09 — Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/09 — Houston, TX @ House of Blues
    10/10 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
    10/11 — Fort Worth, TX @ Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
    10/13 — Dallas, TX @ Echo Lounge
    10/14 – 10/16 — Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/16 — Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
    10/17 — Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
    10/19 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    10/20 — Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
    10/21 — Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
    10/22 — Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    10/24 — Montreal, QC @ Le Studio TD
    10/25 — Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
    10/27 — Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
    10/28 — Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
    10/29 — Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
    10/31 — Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
    11/01 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand at Complex
    11/03 — San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
    11/04 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern