“This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don’t give a fuck, but right now is not a time to not give a fuck about people,” Miley Cyrus said in a recent interview with Billboard about her new material. “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.”
Enter then new stripped-back single Malibu, a heartwarming ballad complete with lovelorn lyrics and a gentle blend of sunwashed vocals, breezy guitars and steady beats that is a world away from the actress and pop star’s last two provocative albums – 2013’s Bangerz and 2015’s Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz.
Watch the video for Malibu below.