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An "evolving" Miley Cyrus returned to music with her new pop-rock single, "Malibu," on Thursday. The song, which she wrote in an Uber, according to her May Billboard cover story, is an ode to her fiancé, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth. "They're going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam," she told the music magazine. "So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, 'This is how I feel?'" 

Watch the video for Cyrus' new track below:

Source: MileyCyrusVEVO/YouTube

In the visual, Cyrus dresses in all white and becomes one with nature, as she frolics by the beach, in front of a waterfall, and lies in a field. With the exception of a brief cameo from Emu, her Shetland sheepdog, Cyrus stars alone in her new video.

The singer is coming off a week of controversy, after comments about distancing herself from hip-hop music. In 2013, her collaboration with hip-hop producer Mike Will Made It and her twerking obsession brought Cyrus to her current level of fame. 

But for the 24-year-old, today marks the beginning of her new sound and stripped-back image that the singer says has nothing to do with what's currently trending in music. "My main concern isn't radio," Cyrus told Billboard. "I truly don't even listen to it."

Below, check out the lyrics about Cyrus' soon-to-be husband on "Malibu," via Genius

[Verse 1]
I never came to the beach, or stood by the ocean
I never sat by the shore, under the sun with my feet in the sand
But you brought me here and I'm happy that you did
'Cause now I'm as free as birds catching the wind
I always thought I would sink, so I never swam
I never went boatin', don't get how they are floatin'
And sometimes I get so scared of what I can't understand

[Chorus 1]
But here I am, next to you
The sky's more blue in Malibu
Next to you in Malibu
Next to you

[Verse 2]
We watched the sun go down as we were walking
I'd spent the rest of my life standing here talking
You would explain the current, as I try to smile
Hoping I just stay the same, and nothing will change
And it'll be us, just for a while
Do we even exist?
That's when I make the wish, to swim away with the fish
Is it supposed to be this hot all summer long?
I never would've believed you if three years ago you told me
I'd be here writing this song

[Chorus 1]
But here I am, next to you
The sky's more blue in Malibu
Next to you in Malibu
Next to you

[Chorus 2]
Next to you
The sky's so blue in Malibu
Next to you

We are just like the waves that flow back and forth
Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning
And you're there to save me
And I wanna thank you with all of my heart
It's a brand new start
A dream come true in Malibu

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Natelegé Whaley
Culture Reporter