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Miley Cyrus is expected to release new music next week.

Citing sources with knowledge of the singer's plans, Variety reported Wednesday night Cyrus will release a new song called "Malibu" on May 11. The track was co-written with and produced by frequent collaborator Oren Yoel, who also co-wrote "Adore You" from Cyrus' 2013 album Bangerz as well a number of songs from Her Dead Petz, her last album from 2015.

In a cover story for Billboard which was subsequently released late Wednesday night, Cyrus confirmed the new music, which is the first preview of her upcoming, yet-untitled album, out later this year.

Her dad Billy Ray Cyrus teased on Twitter back in March what appeared to be artwork for his daughter's new material. "Looks like it's time to rock n roll," he said at the time. In the Billboard interview, he said of the forthcoming tunes: "This is Miley leaning into her roots more than I’ve ever heard."

As we previously mentioned, Cyrus' coaching stint last year on The Voice was likely a sign of new music on the horizon. And she had hinted at being in the studio several times over the past couple of years.

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