'She Is Miley Cyrus': Miley goes disco on 'Midnight Sky' teaser, all you need to know about her seventh album
Dua Lipa's presence and retro influence is certainly undeniable, and we also know the album will feature the work of hit producers Andrew Watt and Max Martin
It seems like Miley Cyrus is hankering for old times again. Her upcoming seventh album 'She Is Miley Cyrus' seems set to release anytime in the fall, and the singer has already started releasing teaser previews on social media that serve as vital clues on what the new record will sound like. As recently as Wednesday, August 5, the singer posted a couple of updates, of which one contained an audible portion of her unreleased track, 'Midnight Sky'. Judging by these clips, and some other recent posts, we can definitely see that the singer is going for a retro disco vibe on this album. What's more, we also know that the dance-pop star Dua Lipa's disco vibes are set to feature on this album heavily, with a collaboration between the pair all but confirmed on social media by Cyrus herself. Let's breakdown what we know about the singer's upcoming album so far.
For starters, no one would randomly post a clip from 13 years ago unless they wanted to herald their intentions to go back in time. On August 5, Miley Cyrus posted a clip of her song 'Start All Over' on Twitter, which dates back to 2007. It's a clear sign that's she's ready for a fresh start and is looking to reinvent her sound by going back in time. The caption for the tweet "Meet Miley Cyrus again" also contained a hashtag reference to "She is Coming," and "But For Real This Time." This was obviously an allusion to her previous 'She Is Coming' EP from May 2019, and there's more to that story as well.
According to sources, the 'She Is Coming' EP was originally designed to be the first in a trilogy of EPs, with 'She Is Here' and 'She is Everything' reportedly rounding off the complete 'She Is Miley Cyrus' album. However, these plans might have changed significantly since then, considering Miley is no longer in the same headspace as when she wrote the first EP, so the new album design might be revamped altogether.
Here's what we do know though. The album will certainly contain a dazzling disco theme since Miley recently released the lit cover artwork for her upcoming single 'Midnight Sky' on Twitter, which shows the singer bedecked in evening garb and diamond-encrusted gloves.
And in case we needed any confirmation that the shiny disco ball theme had proliferated the album, Miley also released a teaser snippet of the unreleased song on social media, which was produced by hitmakers Andrew Watt and Max Martin. We get a glimpse of the singer in a neon-lit studio, as we hear disco music provide a backdrop to the lines - "Yeah, it's been a long night, and you was tellin' me to go home / But it's been a long time since I've felt this good on my own / A lot of years went by with my hands up in your ropes / Forever, and ever..." This may or may not be a reference to her relationship with the actor Liam Hemsworth, we'll have to wait to listen to more of the track to know for certain.
Cyrus also gave us another disco ball themed snippet of 'Midnight Sky' on Instagram's newly debuted Reels feature. You can check that out by clicking here. And even more tellingly, Miley had recently posted some pictures of her hanging out with Lipa and Watt. This means that Miley and Dua are almost certainly teaming up for a synth or dance-pop collaboration on this new album, and the new sounds we've been hearing all but confirm this is the direction the 'She is Miley Cyrus' is headed.
Dua has heard what you haven’t.... 🌑 pic.twitter.com/YCJKV6WoEH— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 5, 2020
You can check out the pictures here, as Miley knowingly quips, "Dua has heard what you haven’t..." Another batch of pictures of the hitmakers contained the caption "bromance," so we're as excited as the rest of the fans to see what the new album has to offer.
For now, it's a case of wait and watch, since there's definitely going to be more clues and teasers coming our way in the future.