Miley Cyrus really can’t be tamed. After weeks of teasing fans about the release of her single “We Can’t Stop,” the singer finally dropped it on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show Monday (June 3), giving Smilers a taste of a more mature Cyrus.
Produced by Mike Will Made It, the single has a summer jam vibe and celebrates partying and just being yourself. Unlike some of her earlier party songs, “We Can’t Stop” doesn’t have that distinct electronic sound. Instead, she went for ’90s R&B and pop influences with the inclusion of piano and fuzzy synths. A chopped-and-screwed-style voice opens the track with the proclamation, “It’s our party, we can do what we want/ It’s our party we can say who we want/ It’s our party, we can go love who we want.”
Cyrus is clearly making a grown-up statement on the song, and fans might be surprised by Miley’s references to party drugs like Ecstasy (or Molly as its been named) and getting “turnt up” on the tune. On the chorus, Miley sings, “We like to party/ Dancing with Molly/ Doing whatever we want/ This is our house/ This is our rules/ And we can’t stop/ And we won’t stop/ Can’t you see it’s we who own the night.”
It’s not all partying though. The head-bopping track also has a message or two for the haters weaved into the lyrics. “To my homegirls here with the big butts/ Shaking it like we’re at the strip club/ Remember only god can judge you/ Forget the haters, ’cause somebody loves ’ya,” she sings about twerking .
The outspoken singer later adds, “It’s our house we can love who we want to … it’s my mouth I can say what I want to.”
Cyrus explained to Seacrest that she recorded the song a year ago with Mike Will. “I think I keep getting more connected with a sound that’s my own. I love making music, so I’ve just been in the studio working,” she said before declaring that the tune is dedicated to her loyal fans. “Everyone always judges. They say what they want. My fans [are] this group that’s always stood by me. This song says where I am in my life right now.”
Cyrus shot the video last week in Los Angeles, with producer Mike Will in tow, and she confirmed the clip will drop next week. She still doesn’t have a date for her 2013 album release or for a tour though.
“I’m really happy with my record. I’m in a good-bad situation where I just don’t know what I want to go next,” Miley said. “My record’s kind of like a movie. It’s really a story of what I’ve been going through. It’ll be soon,” she said of the LP date.