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Miley Cyrus Announces New Single, “Malibu”

INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus attends the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner's TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

In a new interview with Billboard, Miley Cyrus announced that she’ll release “Malibu,” her first single of her as-of-yet untitled new album, next Thursday, May 11. The single, which Billboard describes as a “breezy love song” and “gimmick-free pop-rock unlike anything she has recorded before,” is about Cyrus’s fiance, Liam Hemsworth.

“They’re going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam,” she said of the song. “So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, ‘This is how I feel’?”

Cyrus also revealed in the interview that she wrote the song as she was on her way to work at The Voice. “I drive myself everywhere, but that day I decided to Uber,” she said. “I was trying not to sing out loud because someone else was in the car.”

Billboard reports a video for the single, co-directed by Cyrus and “We Can’t Stop” collaborator Diane Martel, is forthcoming.