The former Disney star is set to release new song Malibu on Friday, and on Thursday showed her 65.8m Instagram followers its cover ahead of its release. Plus, the 24-year-old's reunion with fiance Liam Hemsworth creates a very different creative space for Cyrus-her new tone is more backyard game of catch than "Wrecking Ball".
In the meantime, look out for Cyrus singing "Malibu" at the Billboard Music Awards on May 21 (broadcast live from Las Vegas on ABC at 8 p.m.). She is solo in the video (dog cameos notwithstanding), but the presence of a phantom leading man is very much felt. "That was just something that I wanted to do", Cyrus said.
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People are "going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam". The mid-tempo ballad features the lines: "Is it supposed to be this hot all summer long?"
"But here I am, next to you / The sky's more blue in Malibu / Next to you in Malibu", she sings in the song's chorus.
The song is a major departure from her 2013 release Bangerz and that VMA performance. "So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, "This is how I feel"?" she explained during the candid interview.