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?
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.”