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Miley Cyrus Releases LGBT Ballad 'Hands of Love' for 'Freeheld' Movie Soundtrack [LISTEN]

by Carolyn Menyes   Oct 2, 2015 10:26 AM EDT

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Miley Cyrus may have released the experimental Flaming Lips collaboration album Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz earlier this year, but she's doing what she's still more than capable of writing a gripping ballad. On Friday (Oct. 2), the "Wrecking Ball" singer released a new song "Hands of Love" to accompany the new Julianne Moore/Ellen Page film Freeheld.

Keeping in line with her pro-LGBT rights stance, Cyrus provides the soundtrack to Freeheld, which tells the true story of Laurel Hester, who fought to have her pension passed on to her partner after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Fitting with the dramatic, heartbreaking film, Cyrus toned down her wild side for "Hands of Love," which features a massive sea of organs, strings an orchestra and just the right touch of piano.

"We longing to be free / I won't let you fade away / We shared so many dreams / I won't let them fade away / In the hands of love / We carry on, stronger than we started / The ash and dust that trail behind us, we can ease the blindness / Who we are comes to light," Cyrus sings, bringing in the fight for equality with wide-ranging vocals.

"Hands of Love" provides the soundtrack to the new movie Freeheld, which opened in theatres today. This is the latest song from Cyrus and a return to form for the pop star, who last released the experimental LP Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz after her MTV VMAs hosting gig in August.

If you want a chance to catch "Hands of Love" live soon, Cyrus will be the musical guest and host of Saturday Night Live's season 41 premiere on Oct. 3.

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