Image courtesy RCA Records

As expected, Miley Cyrus returned Thursday with a shiny new single "Malibu."

The summery cut, which is far from Cyrus' Bangerz days, is the first preview of her upcoming new album, which is expected later this year. It arrived today in the form of an accompanying video, directed by the singer herself alongside Diane Martel.

In the clip, Cyrus is seen wandering beachside, wading through flowers and playing with a dog.

Watch the video below.

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