Miley Cyrus’ new song raises questions
(CNN) — Miley Cyrus released a new single on Monday, and it’s left listeners confused over what, exactly, she’s singing about.
Called “We Can’t Stop,” the overall theme of the 20-year-old’s latest effort is pretty straightforward – it’s an ode to a non-stop party wherein pop music’s twerk princess can say and do whatever she wants.
But does that include cocaine and ecstasy? To some listeners, yes.
In the second verse, Cyrus sings “everyone in line in the bathroom/trying to get a line in the bathroom,” which, as Entertainment Weekly notes, can be taken as a reference to cocaine.
And then there’s the hook, in which Cyrus appears to sing “we like to party/dancing with molly.” “Molly” refers to a powdered form of MDMA which is in the drug ecstasy.
Yet a rep for the track’s producer, Mike WiLL Made-It, told TMZ that the 20-year-old’s not saying “molly” but “miley” in the song. There was no comment about that “trying to get a line in the bathroom” lyric.
“We Can’t Stop” is the lead single from Cyrus’ upcoming fourth album, which she’s already said is going to have “a really different sound.”
“Not only just for me, but I think it’s something that radio needs right now,” Cyrus told CNN last November.
Ahead of the Billboard Music Awards, Cyrus elaborated to the magazine that she’s feeling more like herself with her new music.
“I feel like I can really be myself,” Cyrus said. “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.”