Published May 04, 2017Miley Cyrus has hinted at plans for a new record, and we're going to get to hear the first single next week. The LP's title has yet to be announced, but in a new interview with Billboard, the outrageous pop singer has shared some details about the upcoming effort.
Apparently, it will hear Cyrus going in a "rootsy" direction, implementing a DIY approach to making "pretty singer-songwriter-y" music — "But not granola," she clarified. "I don't listen to Ed Sheeran and John Mayer and stuff."
It was recorded at Cyrus's own Rainbow Land studio, and Oren Yoel (who collaborated on 2013's Bangerz) played all of the instruments.
Thematically, the record features feminist-leaning songs with one specific track written for Hillary Clinton, and another one dedicated to working women. Despite the political nature of a few tracks, though, Cyrus is consciously trying to reach an audience outside of the liberal bubble — even if it means toning things down a bit.
"I like talking to people that don't agree with me, but I don't think I can do that in an aggressive way," Cyrus told Billboard. "I don't think those people are going to listen to me when I'm sitting there in nipple pasties, you know?"
At the time of the interview, she also revealed that she hadn't smoked weed in three weeks, claiming "I want to be super clear and sharp, because I know exactly where I want to be."
Cyrus will unveil the album's lead single next week. It's called "Malibu," and it's slated to drop on May 11.
The ensuing album will mark Cyrus's first since 2015's Miley and Her Dead Petz.
Read Billboard's complete interview with Cyrus here.