Eccentric pop star Miley Cyrus is resurrecting from Dead Petz with a new record tease and single. After two years, fans can finally get excited for the “bangerz” on her upcoming sixth album.
“Malibu,” dropping on May 11, will be the album’s lead single. In an interview with Billboard, Cyrus revealed that it’s a “breezy love song” about her fiancé Liam Hemsworth, which she wrote in an Uber on her way to The Voice. After their breakup in 2013, Cyrus and Hemsworth had to “refall for each other.”
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) May 4, 2017
In an Insta post, Cyrus teased potential “Malibu” lyrics: “It’s a brand new start … a dream come true … in Malibu.”
Cyrus wrote the lyrics and melodies for the currently untitled album, and producer-writer Oren (who co-wrote “Adore You”) plays all the instruments. The album was recorded in Cyrus’ California studio Rainbow Land.
As a follow-up to 2015’s wonderfully weird (and free) album Miley and Her Dead Petz, the new record will feature feminist-themed songs, including one written for Hillary Clinton and another dedicated to working women.
She also said the album will go in a “rootsy” direction, showcasing singer-songwriter music that isn’t “granola.” But then again, anything Smiley Miley touches could never be “granola.”
Cyrus plans to return to The Voice in the fall, but until then, look forward to a new era of Miley once “Malibu” drops.