She's coming back in like a wrecking ball. Miley Cyrus has a new album on the horizon, and, as she revealed in an interview with Billboard, it's got a political and personal twist. After spending a couple years out of the musical spotlight, the singer prepares to return to the fold with a brand new song about Liam Hemsworth, her fiancé, entitled, "Malibu." During the interview, the 24-year-old pop star shared the details of her forthcoming project, explaining that the still unnamed album will be a mix of DIY songs she's written over the past year and will be like nothing that fans have ever heard from her before.
The new enterprise seems to mark the latest twist in the ever-changing evolution of Miley Cyrus. Aside of the sweet love song dedicated to her actor-bae, she revealed that her upcoming body of work will also offer a bit of a political tone this time around. The former Hannah Montana star shared that she's also written songs for Hillary Clinton and women in the workplace, and revealed plans to tone things down in an attempt to extend her reach past her typical audience of "outspoken liberals."
“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?”
In light of her recent metamorphosis, it appears that Cyrus is finally ready to shed a layer of her signature IDGAF attitude, saying that she hopes to unify listeners by radiating love. “This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don’t give a f*ck, but right now is not a time to not give a f*ck about people," she said. "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.”
Cyrus, who will return to The Voice for Season 13 this fall, has been careful to collaborate with musicians who understand the socially conscious sound that she's hoping convey. However, she also revealed that the impending album will not be entirely political:
"I was torn on whether I was going to work with certain producers that I really like. But I feel if we’re not on the same page politically ... My record is political, but the sound bite doesn’t stop there."
Well, there you have it, folks. Cyrus is ditching her nipple pasties and, perhaps, bearing more of her soul than ever before. At only 24-years-old, I'm quite sure that many more layers will be revealed before she is done sharing her gifts with the world.