The singer surprised fans by releasing the second song off her upcoming album, Bangerz, out Oct. 8, on Sunday. This time around, Cyrus is putting the twerking on pause to belt out a ballad that would make The Killers proud. Listen below.
The synth-driven track has Cyrus wearing her heart on her sleeve. “I came in like a wrecking ball/I never hit so hard in love/All I wanted was to break your walls/All you ever did was break me,” she sings.
Perhaps this song is about her on-again/off-again (currently on-again) fiance Liam Hemsworth? That said, lines like, “I put you high up in the sky/And now, you’re not coming down/It slowly turned, you let me burn/And now, we’re ashes on the ground,” don’t make it seem like a wedding reception is in their future.
As of this morning (Aug. 26), “Wrecking Ball” was already No. 2 on iTunes.
Cyrus also revealed the album cover for Bangerz, which features the singer going full on ’80s with neon, palm trees and vintage Yves St. Laurent.
Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 25, 2013