After a self-imposed hiatus, Miley Cyrus has revealed plans to release a new album, with a new song scheduled to drop May 11, according to a forthcoming Billboard cover story.
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The new track, “Malibu,” is apparently inspired by her fiancé Liam Hemsworth, whom she lives with in Malibu. Her album remains untitled but is slated for release sometime this year.
The new album, according to Cyrus, veers into more country, singer-songwriter territory and is nothing like 2013’s Bangerz, which lived up to its name in every conceivable way; on tour she shocked fans with her risqué set, often sporting unicorn costumes and unmentionable body parts. On her newest work, Cyrus wrote all the melodies and lyrics herself, taking a step back to her early-days roots.
The album has a track dedicated to Hillary Clinton, but is rumored to be less political than one would expect from Cyrus, and instead takes a personal route.
Below, you can see how Cyrus handles more country-leaning material, as she tackles “Jolene,” the classic from Dolly Parton, who happens to be Cyrus’s godmother.