Guess what y’all? Miley Cyrus has a new album coming out and her brand new single will be released next week.
In a revealing interview with Billboard for their cover story, the 24-year-old entertainer opened up about her relationship with fiance Liam Hemsworth, her forthcoming as-yet untitled LP, and distancing herself from the hip-hop scene.
Cyrus revealed that her first single, “Malibu”, is a pop-rock song “unlike anything she has recorded before” and is about someone close to her heart. After their split in 2013, the singer and Hemsworth rekindled their romance in early 2016. Following their breakup, Cyrus was “so immersed in work” to find herself again.
“I needed to change so much. And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard. Suddenly you’re like, “I don’t recognise you anymore.” We had to refall for each other,” she recalled.
The former Disney Channel star shared that she wrote the track during her Uber ride on the way to “The Voice” set. “They’re going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam. So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, ‘This is how I feel?'” Cyrus explained her decision on wanting showcase honesty in her music.
Speaking of new music, Cyrus may be hesitant to label her upcoming LP as a “political album”, but there’s a song dedicated to Hillary Clinton and another for women in the workplace. “This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don’t give a f**k, but right now is not a time to not give a f**k about people,” the singer shared.
“I was torn on whether I was going to work with certain producers that I really like. But I feel if we’re not on the same page politically … My record is political, but the sound bite doesn’t stop there,” the pop star told Billboard.
She added, “I like the way I think right now. But don’t (Donald) Trump supporters like the way they think? So I’ve also got to be open with the way I approach people with my opinions. That’s the only way to make real change. And it’s not because I want to sell records! I know now the ways that don’t work. Because I went really hard during the election. But at the end of the day, we lost. We won, but because the system is fucked up, we lost. I thought, ‘OK. I learned my lesson on this one.’”
On the topic of hip-hop, Cyrus declares that she’s “out of the hip-hop scene” even though she still jams to a selected few, such as Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble”.
“I also love that new Kendrick song: “Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks.” I love that because it’s not ‘Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock.’ I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little. It was too much “Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my cock” — I am so not that,” she clarified.
These days, she’s more grounded. “I like to surround myself with people that make me want to get better, more evolved, open. And I was noticing, it’s not the people that are stoned. I want to be super clear and sharp, because I know exactly where I want to be,” Cyrus expressed.
You can read her full interview here. Be sure to check out Cyrus’ single, “Malibu”, which will debut on 11th May.