Miley Cyrus has officially announced that her seventh album, Plastic Hearts, is finally complete and has been given an official release date of November 27th later this year.
The album is Cyrus’ first release since the 2019 effort She is Coming and is her first full-length album since her 2017 record Younger Now. The upcoming project will feature the Stevie Nicks sampled lead single ‘Midnight Sky’ as well as Cyrus’ covers of Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ and The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ — which the Irish band gave their full approval of earlier this week. “It’s one of the finest covers of the song that we’ve heard,” the band wrote on social media. “We think Dolores [O’Riordan] would be very impressed.”
Plastic Hearts will include 12 original tracks in total and features a pink-and-black album cover that was shot by legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer Mick Rock, a creative who has previously teamed up with the likes of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and many more leading lights of music.
“Just when I thought this body of work was finished, it was all erased,” Cyrus wrote of the album on social media when discussing her new work. “Including most of the music’s relevance. Because everything had changed. Nature did what I now see as a favour and destroyed what I couldn’t let go of for myself. I lost my house in a fire but found myself in its ashes.”
Cyrus revealed that she began the album two years ago in what was a transitional time in her life. “No one checks an ego like life itself,” she wrote. In 2018, travesty struck when Cyrus and her then-husband Liam Hemsworth’s house was burned down in the Wolsey wildfires that raged across California, a disaster which meant the journals and computers which she had the record stored on had disappeared for good.
“If it were a chapter in my book, I guess I would call it — ‘The Beginning,’” she adds, “which usually when something is over we call it ‘The End.’ But it was far from that.”