Miley Performs Beautiful Acoustic Cover of ‘Malibu’ for Elvis Duran

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Miley is making the press rounds today, and her latest stop is on Elvis Duran, where the provocative pop star turned folksy singer-songwriter did an acoustic set of her new single, “Malibu.”

The set gave Cyrus a chance to show off her powerful, smoky vocals, and we actually think “Malibu” might be even better stripped down. She dressed in a Joanne-era hat and floral dress, and her performance took us back to one of our favorite Miley moments of all time: her Backyard Sessions “Jolene” cover, naturally (available below).

Rumor has it this mellow vibe is indicative of Cyrus’ forthcoming album, which we’re guessing is the former Disney star’s take on a Joanne career chapter. She recently told Billboard that her goal. with new music isn’t to please the masses: “My main concern isn’t radio. I truly don’t even listen to it.”

Take a listen to the earthy rendition of “Malibu” below:

 

If you’re a true fan, you’ll no doubt have already found your way to this video on your own, but in case you’re in a pinch and need it now:

 

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