"If Miley was getting married, it would not be in that dress!"
It has been quite some time since we have heard a hit from Miley Cyrus, but the wait is over.
As we previously reported, the former Disney darling dropped her first bit of music in nearly two years as she released a breezy love song, titled Malibu. But if her acoustic covers of Dylan and Dolly seemed like one-offs in the "Bangerz" era, "Malibu" seems created to convince us she's grown out of shock value and into a more conscious version of the girl-next-door she once seemed.
"Malibu", is the first single from Cyrus' still untitled LP that is expected to release later this year.
Miley previously revealed that the song was about longtime boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, and it's hard to dispute that after listening to the lyrics.
The video for "Malibu" sees Cyrus frolicking through meadows of wildflowers, under waterfalls, and along sandy beaches while wearing knit sweaters and bikinis, giving the entire video the feel of an extended Abercrombie ad.
Cyrus wrote the single while in transit on the way to her coaching gig on "The Voice" and had to stop herself from singing out loud. She'll be performing the track on the 2017 Billboard Music Awards May 21, and on NBC's Today show May 26. After sending the fans into a frenzy with a teaser clip, she dropped the rather demure visuals for the love song to Liam Hemsworth on Thursday (11 May).