Watch Miley Cyrus Perform Acoustic Version of 'Malibu,' Talk Cyrus Family 'Carpool Karaoke' & More

On the road promoting the release of “Malibu,” Miley Cyrus stopped by Elvis Duran and the Morning Show to perform a stripped-down version of her new single Tuesday (May 16). The singer also sat down and discussed the real meaning of her latest track and dished on the family fun time she had when filming Carpool Karaoke.

Kicking off the morning, the singer performed an unplugged acoustic rendition of "Malibu." The captivating performance showcased Cyrus' signature raw vocals, with the acoustic guitars giving the track an airy, twangy pop vibe.

After the performance, Cyrus revealed that “Malibu” was much more than a typical “love song” and explored the true meaning of the lyrics, telling Duran, “I had to really heal myself individually, and then this song about finding a new love with an old love, maybe you’re finding a new freedom -- is also about individuality and the freedom in that."

Cyrus described that uncovering this feeling through a person is “awesome,” but this was also a connection she made and created on her own -- not with a “leading man," aka fiance Liam Hemsworth. “That was changes I really made,” Cyrus proudly states. “As a woman, I always want to take that power back also and say, ‘Hey, I did that! I made a decision to say this is what I want, I’m going to put my entire heart and brain into and make it happen.’”

Miley also discussed the support of her family and how the whole Cyrus clan filmed a segment of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke a few weeks ago in celebration of Billy Ray Cyrus’ 25th anniversary of “Achy Breaky Heart.” “We just did Carpool Karaoke and it’s the longest we’ve ever been in the car without a fistfight,” Cyrus jokes. The family, including Miley’s grandma, all sang along to notable Miley and Noah Cyrus songs, along with their older brother Trace Cyrus’ song “Shake It” from Metro Station. Hopefully we’ll get to hear another cover of “Malibu” with vocals from every Cyrus member. 


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