Golden Thing

Album: Single release only (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • This sweet acoustic song was penned by Cody Simpson after starting a relationship with Miley Cyrus. The romance followed her split from her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth and short-lived fling with Kaitlynn Carter.
  • Simpson details his love for the Californian singer, listing off loving various sentiments.

    Crystal dream
    Cali queen
    Radiant hand
    Vibrant sand


    Cody and Miley had been friends for a long time before they became romantic. The song was released as a single on October 18, 2019, about a fortnight after the pair had officially started dating.
  • "Golden Thing" was written by Simpson while Cyrus was in hospital being treated for tonsillitis. He first played it for her after her surgery, and she encouraged the Australian singer to release it to the public. He told People, "She was like, 'If you don't put this s--t out, I'm putting it out on your behalf for you. I'm getting your Spotify login and doing this s--t myself.'"

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