Watch Miley Cyrus Debut Her New Single in Giant Fairy Wings

The husky-voiced singer took the stage in a midriff-baring, butterfly-like ensemble.

We unabashedly, unironically, and near-unconditionally love Miley Cyrus. For all the pearl-clutching over her skimpy outifts, social media campaigns, and avowed devotion to the doobie, Miley Cyrus is a beautiful, distinctly in-control young star with our favoritevoice in pop whose antics seem driven by personal irreverence and a sense of fun, not a desperate, cannabis-induced sex mania.

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For those reasons, we were thrilled to hear Miley’s new single off her upcoming, unnamed album, which she debuted at Adult Swim’s Upfront party while wearing butterfly wings, a gold chain and white jeans. The song—“Tiger Dreams”—was produced in collaboration with the Flaming Lips and has a distinct, down-tempo, Lana Del Ray Melodrama vibe, which really suits Miley’s strong tenor. This is our daily highlight: Miley, in a rock-fairy get-up, stomping and singing a minor-key jam interspersed with obscenities. As a bonus, here’s footage of Miley performing a cover of Khia’s raunchy dance-floor call-out, “My Neck, My Back.” (Which rendition is grimier? Your call.) 

Photos by Tyrone Lebon

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