For almost a year now, fans have been patiently waiting on the edge of their seats for Miley Cyrus‘ next album. Yep, she started teasing it last year, and now, we finally have a much-needed update on the star’s new songs! During a recent interview with Interview Magazine, the singer revealed that she’s working on a “Metallica cover album,” and we’re seriously freaking out about this.

I’m calling you from my bed. Well, actually, I’m calling you from someone else’s bed. There’s a story behind it. We’ve been working on a Metallica cover album and I’m here working on that,” she explained. “We’re so lucky to be able to continue to work on our art during all of this. At first, it felt uninspiring and now I’ve been totally ignited.”

But wait, when is Cyrus’ album going to come out? What else has she said about it? And is she going to release any original music soon? Here’s everything we know so far…

What Happened To ‘She Is Miley Cyrus?’

Miley Cyrus Singing

Back in October 2019, the former Disney star announced during an Instagram Live that she had a new album in the works called She Is Miley Cyrus. She even shared the track list for the upcoming LP, which included collaborations with Shawn Mendes and Cardi B! Here’s the full track list that she shared:

1. “Sagittarius”

2. “Mother’s Daughter”

3. “Slide Away”

4. “Party Up The Street”

5. “American Dream”

6. “Naked” ft. Cardi B

7. “Golden G String”

8. “Mary Jane”

9. “Victoria”

10. “Cattitude”

11. “Bad Karma”

12. “Play With Fire” ft. Shawn Mendes

13. “Coldblood”

At the time, she told fans that it was going to drop on November 23, 2019. Now, as we all know, that date came and went and Cyrus didn’t release her album. So what happened? Why didn’t it come out? Well, while speaking to Nova’s Smallzy’s Surgery radio show in March 2020, the “Wrecking Ball” songstress explained that she decided to change some things on it, and that was still working on the LP.

“I am getting super close, I am feeling the urgency, I am definitely actively on it and ready to go. I’ve got some music that is sounding super rock and roll and I’m just excited to share, but not too much longer,” she dished.

OK, so it sounds like this is a whole different project from her Metallica cover album, which means we may be getting two new albums from Cyrus soon!

Why Was The Album Delayed?

During an Instagram Live a few days later, the Hannah Montana alum explained that her new tunes were supposed to come out during the summer but got delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. She also explained to Wall Street Journal, “Yeah, I kind of finished my record and I was ready to go to all these festivals, but it’s hard to feel appropriate releasing music at this time. But I made a record that’s kind of rock influenced, hence my mullet.”

Has She Released Any New Songs From The Album So Far?

Miley Cyrus Posing

Yep! Her first single off the album, called “Midnight Sky,” dropped in August 2020. But while promoting it, Cyrus revealed that she unfortunately no longer had any plans to release her full album any time soon.

“It doesn’t make sense for me to try to wrap up that big of a body of time in just a few songs and even in a record, I really have always enjoyed dropping singles, rather than the full body of work,” she explained.

Prepare For Some Songs About Her Ex-Husband Liam Hemsworth On The Album

As fans know, Cyrus and her ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, shocked the world back in August 2019, when they announced that they were getting a divorce. And during an interview on Zane Lowe‘s Apple Music podcast, Cyrus revealed that she had put her feelings into her new music and that there is going to be a lot of songs about her split from the actor on the upcoming album.

“I also felt like I kind of shut down because it was kind of, respectfully, below me to engage with the press and the media at that time,” she explained. “It felt like I would rather be able to articulate this experience in a poetic way that also I can put back into my art. I never really have engaged. I’ve only played with the public and the perception in that way.”

Will There Be Any Other Collabs On Her Album?

Miley Cyrus Performing

Get ready, people, because Cyrus was spotted filming a brand new music video with Dua Lipa last month! Plus, she was photographed entering the same studio as Justin Bieber, so some fans are convinced that they are working on a song together. Oh, and the actress also teased songs with Mark Ronson and Billy Idol while chatting with The Edge, and we can’t wait to hear them.  

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