WATCH: Miley Cyrus Debuts 'Midnight Sky'
After days of teasing on social media, Miley Cyrus has premiered “Midnight Sky” along with a self-directed video for the song.
“It's been a long night and the mirror is tellin' me to go home / But it's been a long time since I've felt this good on my own,” she sings.
At times, "Midnight Sky" evokes Stevie Nicks' 1982 hit "Edge of Seventeen" and the influence of artists like Debbie Harry and Joan Jett.
“I wanted a song that felt classic, I wanted a song that felt like it was from the era of which I usually pull my inspiration from but really not being afraid – really being unapologetic about the tone, the sonics, the lyrics," Cyrus explained on the Call Her Daddy podcast, describing it a "pansexual, bisexual anthem ... that plays with gender roles."
“Midnight Sky,” which debuted only hours after news broke that Cyrus and Cody Simpson reportedly split “weeks ago,” will be part of her forthcoming album She Is Miley Cyrus. The singer’s seventh studio album and first since 2017’s Younger Now, it follows last year’s EP She Is Coming.
In an interview last year with Vanity Fair, Cyrus described the new album as “just kind of a mosaic of all the things that I’ve been before.”
She explained: “There’s psychedelic elements, there’s pop elements, there’s more hip-hop-leaning records. You know, in the same way I like to kind of just be genderless, I like feeling genre-less.”
Watch the video for “Midnight Sky” below:
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