Miley Cyrus' New Song, "Malibu," Is Here

And so is the music video.

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Miley Cyrus has released her long-awaited new song "Malibu," her loving tribute to her fiancé, Liam Hemsworth.

The singer takes a new sound in the track, abandoning the boldness of her previous two albums (the Flaming Lips-assisted Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz and the Mike WiLL Made It-produced Bangerz). Like the rest of her upcoming album, she embraces her country and folk roots on the laid-back song, coupled with a beachy California vibe. The sound also reflects her new, toned-down look in the music video, where she trades in the pasties and spandex for a fresh face and breezy white fabrics on the beach.

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"Malibu" is named after the city Cyrus and Hemsworth are currently living in together, but the song does more than reference their home; it also includes heartfelt hints about their relationship. "I never would've believed you if three years ago you told me I'd be here writing this song," Cyrus sings in one verse.

Hemsworth doesn't appear in the video, but he did photograph the picture on Cyrus' single cover (where she flaunts her engagement ring), which she unveiled yesterday.

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Listen to "Malibu" and watch the new video below.

Here are the lyrics, courtesy of Genius.

I never came to the beach, or stood by the oceanI never sat by the shore, under the sun with my feet in the sandBut you brought me here and I'm happy that you did'Cause now I'm as free as birds catching the windI always thought I would sink, so I never swamI never went boatin', don't get how they are floatin'And sometimes I get so scared of what I can't understand

But here I am, next to youThe sky's more blue in MalibuNext to you in MalibuNext to you

We watched the sun go down as we were walkingI'd spent the rest of my life standing here talkingYou would explain the current, as I try to smileHoping I just stay the same, and nothing will changeAnd it'll be us, just for a whileDo we even exist?That's when I make the wish, to swim away with the fishIs it supposed to be this hot all summer long?I never would've believed you if three years ago you told meI'd be here writing this song

But here I am, next to youThe sky's more blue in MalibuNext to you in MalibuNext to you

Next to youThe sky's so blue in MalibuNext to you

We are just like the waves that flow back and forthSometimes I feel like I'm drowningAnd you're there to save meAnd I wanna thank you with all of my heartIt's a brand new startA dream come true in Malibu

"Malibu" is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

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