There's a new album from Miley Cyrus on the way, but don't expect for it to be a real "Miley Cyrus" album. The "Wrecking Ball" singer is reportedly prepping two new releases, including one collaboration with The Flaming Lips, and the album is going to sound like nothing fans have ever heard from the outrageous pop star.
According to a source and an interview with Billboard, Cyrus is prepping for the release of a free album alongside her good friend Wayne Coyne's band The Flaming Lips. The album, which is being teased as "a throwback to a time when people released [albums] that were synergistic and not just a collection of songs," may be under the name Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Pets.
The new album is a "project" and "not a Miley record," according to the unnamed industry source. "It's amazing, it's incredible, it just needs to be understood that it's not a typical, straightforward Miley record -- we don't want there to be confusion in the marketplace," they said.
The source was insistent that despite the new project and a potential free release, Cyrus is still signed to RCA Records. If the label wasn't down with Cyrus' planned rollout process, she was prepared to buy herself out of her contract.
As for what the album will sound like? "It is somewhat psychedelic rock, but Miley's writing sensibilities lean toward pop, so it's a nice, healthy mix of both," the source said. "She's super-excited about it. The Flaming Lips are her favorite band and she's wanted to work with them her entire life. I think people are really going to be surprised."
Concrete details about the album are unconfirmed, however, it's likely that the song "Tiger Dreams," which Cyrus debuted at a private New York City show earlier this year, will appear on the LP.