The singer announced the free album following her psychedelic, colorful performance of her new single, “Dooo It!,” and let's just say we learned a lot about her from the new record's 23 songs. It's trippy, emotional and totally NSFW, but it also showcases Miley's individuality not only as a person, but as an artist.
Helping her once again bring her vision to life is Mike Will Made It, who produced the majority of her previous album, Bangerz, and told us that they took an entire different approach this time around.
"She's changing her style completely. The Miley records are crazy -- it's definitely different, it's definitely new, it's definitely left of center. People are not really expecting it," he said on the VMA red carpet. "It's different. We took a different approach on this one."
A big inspiration for Miley was The Flaming Lips, who Mike Will said put a "little twist" on the record. It makes total sense that Miley would turn to the rock band for some help, since she's BFF with lead singer Wayne Coyne. Wayne joined Miley on stage during her VMA moment last night, and was instrumental in producing several tracks off the singer's latest effort, which Mike describes as "timeless" music.
"I think people will like it a lot -- real timeless, like real real good music," he said. "It was challenging for me. It was a whole other sound than people have heard from."
And while the sound might be different from what we are used to from Miley, she is hoping that the message of her latest single doesn't get lost in a cloud of smoke... pun intended.
“I’m really excited to see people’s reactions, because I hope they can see past the fact that I’m singing about marijuana and they can also hear me begging for peace,” she told us. “People can get distracted — there’s a sentence that says ’peace mother—ers’ — they get so stuck on the fact that I said the word ‘f—k’ and they don’t actually see a woman that’s begging for peace.”