Miley Cyrus will be going back to her roots with the release of her brand new single 'Malibu' next Thursday, May 11th.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Miley revealed that the single was written on the way to a taping of the hit talent show The Voice where she used to be a judge and in which we will see her later this year as well. "I drive myself everywhere, but that day I decided to Uber," she revealed. "I was trying not to sing out loud because someone else was in the car."
The Disney Channel legend described the song as "controversial in its sweetness" and said that it was dedicated to her fiancee Liam Hemsworth. Moreover, the writer John Norris describes it as "gimmick-free pop-rock unlike anything she has recorded before". The lyrics go as follows: "I never would’ve believed you if three years ago you told me I’d be here writing this song/But here I am, next to you, the sky so blue, in Malibu."
After the super provocative and controversial Bangerz era, which was followed by the psychedelic and extremely sexualised Dead Petz era, Miley seems to be willing to tone down her image this time.
She stripped back for an earthy photoshoot with Billboard which you can see below.
Look out for 'Malibu' on May 11, and keep an eye out for its video, co-directed by Miley herself and 'We Can't Stop' collaborator Diane Martel, coming soon!