People are straight up freaking out over Miley Cyrus’ new song, “Malibu,” which the singer released on Thursday.
Many also took to social media to praise Cyrus for heading back to her country roots after Cyrus sparked multiple headlines over the past years with her raunchy antics. In 2013, for example, Cyrus faced negative reactions after her VMA performance with Robin Thicke.
Then, her “We Can’t Stop” music video showed the world she was no longer willing to be the squeaky-clean folk singer, and her “Wrecking Ball” music video drove that clean-cut sentiment home.
It seems that “Malibu” is about the 24-year-old singer’s rekindled romance with former fiancé Liam Hemsworth — the couple got back together last October after three years apart.
Earlier this month, Cyrus revealed she was going back to basics with her new album, which includes no strap-ons, no giant teddy bears and, for now, no more weed. The new single is part of her still untitled upcoming album. Cyrus’ last albums include “Bangerz” in 2013 and “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz” in 2015.
According to Cosmopolitan, the single will make its TV debut on May 21 when Cyrus will perform the love song at the Billboard Music Awards.
See reactions to the song below, and watch the music video above.
— Ken Baker (@kenbakernow) May 11, 2017
straight up LOVE @mileycyrus new song, malibu.
— christina perri (@christinaperri) May 11, 2017
— Caroline Gawlik (@cgawlikk) May 11, 2017
— J (@KandiKidjj) May 11, 2017
— Alyssa Edwards (@AlyssaEdwards_1) May 11, 2017
— Brett Malec (@BrettMalec) May 11, 2017
Malibu by @MileyCyrus.. no words.. simply and beautifully written. ????????
— Niki DeMartino (@nikidemar) May 11, 2017
— ????Miley Cyrus???? (@MileyNYCyrus) May 11, 2017
— ニコール (@inhumanuss) May 11, 2017
— Gisela (@griseldeta) May 11, 2017
— amy wolff (@amy_wolff) May 11, 2017
— pabb (@pabbulous) May 11, 2017
Malibu is a masterpiece. Thanks @MileyCyrus ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— farith (@yourguyfarith) May 11, 2017
Malibu by @MileyCyrus ????❤️???????????? in love with this song!
— Kelly ♔ (@__kellycarter) May 11, 2017
— Malibu. (@CyrusAllTheWay) May 11, 2017