Former Disney moppet and Drag Race superfan Miley Cyrus just released a dreamy, stripped-down new single “Malibu” and the children are LIVING.
In an interview with Billboard magazine, she spoke about the inspiration for the song (hint: His name rhymes with Niam Memsworth)
“I needed to change so much,” she says. “And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard. Suddenly you’re like, ‘I don’t recognize you anymore.’ We had to re-fall for each other.”
Cyrus also shared that this upcoming album is entirely on her terms.
“I know exactly where I am right now. I know what I want this record to be. And not in the sense of manipulation—wanting something from my fans or the audience, like some slimy thing—’How do I get attention?’ I never thought about that.”
She continued, “This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don’t give a f–k. But right now is not a time to give a f–k about people. I’m giving the world a hug and saying, ‘Hey, look. We’re good, I love you.’ And I hope you can say you love me back.”
Watch the Diane Martel-directed video below.
And yes that’s some really great hair. It stings a bit to say that because when I had similar hair in the ’90s I was just called a lazy drug addict and told to fix my damn roots. But times change. And what was once derided is now celebrated. I get it. So carry on, Miley. I’m fine knowing I paved the way for you.