Miley Cyrus Shares Duet with Brandi Carlile “Thousand Miles”

Miley Cyrus shared her new album, Endless Summer Vacation, on Friday (March 10), and along with it a somber duet with Brandi Carlile titled “Thousand Miles.”

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In the lyrics, Cyrus details the events leading up to her divorce over a country-flavored, mid-tempo backing track. Both of their raspy voices go hand in hand on the track as they sing the chorus, I’m not always right, but still, I ain’t got time for what went wrong / Where I end up, I don’t really care / I’m out of my mind, but still, I’m holding on like a rolling stone / A thousand miles from anywhere.

In addition to joining Cyrus for vocals, fans will immediately latch on to Carlile’s signature guitar lines and harmonica accents near the song’s bridge. Check out the duet, below.

Also on the album is a collaboration with Sia titled “Muddy Feet.” Writing credit on the record spans from frequent collaborator Mike Will Made-It to James Blake, Tobias Jesso Jr., Bibi Bourelly, and film director Harmony Korine.

“Miley whole album is a HIT,” Mike WiLL Made-It tweeted. “She got the vision knows what she wants and doesn’t stop making edits changes or adding to a song until she hits the target… I love when an artist PUSHES.”

The album is sequenced into two parts – “AM” and “PM.” “When it comes to the sequencing of Endless Summer Vacation, I divided it by two parts to kind of represent almost an act,” Cyrus explained on Instagram earlier this week. “The ‘AM’ to me is representing the morning time, where there’s a buzz and an energy and there’s a potential of new possibilities. It’s a new day.”

The “PM” portion represents a “slinky, seediness and kind of a grime but a glamour at the same time. In the evening, it’s a great time for rest, it’s a time to recover. Or it’s a time to go out and experience the wild side.”

To celebrate the album’s release, Cyrus is set to release a live performance version of the LP on Disney+ later on Friday. The special boasts a performance from Rufus Wainwright, and various interviews conducted inside the former Los Angeles home of iconic singer Frank Sinatra. 

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