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

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: (L-R) Singer Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips and singer Miley Cyrus perform via satellite during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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.