“We Can’t Stop” has arrived: Miley Cyrus’ highly anticipated new single was unveiled on Ryan Seacrest’s syndicated radio show on Monday morning (June 3), and, as expected, the track marks a major sonic change for the pop starlet.
Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and co-written by Cyrus, Mike WiLL and Rock City, “We Can’t Stop” is a minimalist R&B party anthem, with the 20-year-old Cyrus singing, “La-da-di-da-di, we like to party/Dancing with Molly, doing whatever we cant.” Along with Mike WiLL’s incisive beat and complementary vocal distortion, Cyrus remains fiercely defensive, praising the homegirls “shaking it like we at a strip club” and later declaring, “It’s my mouth, I can say what I want to.”
Cyrus announced the release of “We Can’t Stop” on the Cambio blue carpet at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, and confirmed that the single would lead her forthcoming fourth studio album, which follows 2010’s “Can’t Be Tamed.” The as-yet-untitled effort is slated for a fall release.
“I feel like I can really be myself,” Cyrus said of her next album. “I really have more of a connection of who I am, and I feel like I can maybe express that more in my music now.”
Along with Mike WiLL Made-It (who produced 2 Chainz’ “No Lie” and Rihanna’s “Pour It Up”), Cyrus is said to have worked with Pharrell Williams, Future, Dr. Luke and Will.i.am on her next full-length. “Can’t Be Tamed” has sold 345,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.