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We’re ready for a new Miley Cyrus album.
In truth, we’ve been ready for a while, but now that it looks like the singer is slowly making her way back to the studio, our impatience is ramping up.
After hosting the 2015 MTV VMAs almost exactly one year ago, Cyrus dropped her free album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, online, an event that was quickly overshadowed by Cyrus’ heated exchange with Nicki Minaj that night.
The album, though under-produced and oversaturated with songs that maybe should’ve died on the cutting room floor, included exciting experimental gems like “Karen Don’t Be Sad,” “I Get So Scared” and “Lighter” (check out our full review here).
Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz was released without a download option and on Cyrus’ independent label with virtually no promo and just ten tour dates, meaning many listeners didn’t even know the album existed.
While 2013’s Bangerz was a brazen collection of songs announcing Cyrus’ arrival to adulthood and cutting the final strings still attaching her to Hanna Montana, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz was an album comprised of a young person finding their voice.
Now Cyrus is teaming up with the band Lolawolf—who opened for the singer during her Bangerz Tour—to release her first piece of new music in a year. Sharing vocals with Lolawolf lead singer Zoe Kravitz, the women trade off lyrics on the trippy, electronic groove track “Teardrop.”
The new single features a stream of conscious diatribe reminiscent of many of the tracks from Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz that feature spoken-word breakdowns.
“Teardrop” is a great introduction to both Lolawolf and what Cyrus is capable of when not aiming for Top 40 radio play. Now we just want more.
Lolawolf are set to release their debut album sometime this year, while Cyrus is set to leave us eagerly hanging in the balance.