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Miley Cyrus’ Next Record Is ‘Not a Miley Record,’ According to Reports

'Billboard' cites source claiming her next LP will be that long-rumored collaboration with the Flaming Lips

An anonymous informant called up Billboard yesterday to shed some light onto the thing keeping you from getting any shut-eye at night: What will Miley Cyrus’ new album be? Solo album? Collaboration with the Flaming Lips? Both? Neither?

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Well, according to Billboard, who spoke with “a source close to the singer,” Cyrus’ Bangerz follow-up is “not a Miley record.”

“It’s a project she’s been working on with the Flaming Lips,” they continued. “It’s amazing, it’s incredible, it just needs to be understood that it’s not a typical, straightforward Miley record — we don’t want there to be confusion in the marketplace.”

Though the source didn’t divulge what the name of the new project would be, they did describe the record’s sound: “It is somewhat psychedelic rock, but Miley’s writing sensibilities lean toward pop, so it’s a nice, healthy mix of both,” they said. “But at the end of the day, it is Miley.” That description bears out Coyne’s description to Billboard in May: “Some of it reminds me of Portishead and Pink Floyd.”

Read the whole story via Billboard, and re-read our interview with the Lips’ Wayne Coyne, who divulges some details about his band’s collaborations with Cyrus.