Earlier today Miley Cyrus revealed that she has worked with Dua Lipa and Billy Idol on her next album. Miley told New Zealand’s The Edge Radio that both the artists would be appearing on her highly anticipated next album, after saying she had a song that sounds like if “Britney and Trent (Reznor) had a song together”.
When questioned about a possible release date for the album, Miley gave away no solid timeframe, but shared that she felt it’s “meant to be played at a festival”. “I’ve been working on this body of work for such a long time, I just want it to get to live its fullest potential,” she said.
It’s been over three years since Miley released her last full-length album, Younger Now, which peaked on the Billboard hot 100 at number 5 and was met with mixed reviews from fans and critics. However, Miley’s recent single “Midnight Sky” was a solid effort and a return to form for the Tennessee native and showed off a new disco-inspired sound that’s very trendy within the pop realm at the moment.
During her interview, she also discussed another collaboration set to appear on her album with Mark Ronson titled ‘High’. Ronson dropped hints about the track on Twitter last month, writing “this song will make you call every ex you ever had”. Cyrus explained “when I called Mark that day to get in the studio, I had said to him ‘I was gonna call you, or someone that I shouldn’t,” further saying “This was also at the time when I was working on getting sober and kind of figuring out sobriety and was like if I can’t get high, I’m just going to write about it”.
She’s recently performed her new single twice since its release in August, appearing with a show-stealing performance during this year’s VMA’s as well as on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. It seems that with these recent performances and interviews Miley’s rollout for her album is in full effect and we’re all excited to see the artistic direction she takes on this album which seems like it will be a career-defining moment for her.
Words by Chris Saunders