In between sessions with her BFF Wayne Coyne, Miley Cyrus has been quietly working on the follow-up to 2013’s Bangerz. In a new cover story for Paper, she told the magazine, “They’re [her label] like, ‘Don’t make it too weird, don’t make it avant-garde; you can’t go from Miley to Björk!’” Well, now there’s an unreleased Miley Cyrus song floating around the internet titled “Nightmare” — and it’s decidedly not Björk. But it’s not entirely like anything off of Bangerz either — though it does bear some resemblance to “Drive” and “Wrecking Ball” — which is why it’s unclear whether the track is a leftover from those sessions or a track from her next album. Hopefully, it’ll end up somewhere, because it’s the kind of larger-than-life Song of Summer anthem that flaunts the reason she’s one of her generation’s most versatile artists — capable of both covering the Replacements and making a Rihanna-size hit whenever the hell she feels like it.
She’s back. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images