Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips are no strangers to one another. Seven or eight years ago, most music and pop culture fans would have been shocked to see Hannah Montana running around stage with the popular psychedelic space rock band. It’s not 2009 however, it's 2017! Cyrus and Wayne Coyne are now bffs, and the Flaming Lips have a new single out today with “We A Famly,” which features Miley making an appearance on vocals.
On Thursday evening, the fans got a tease of the new collaboration via Twitter before the song was officially released at midnight. The single is the first taste of new music from their upcoming studio album, Oczy Mlody, which is due out next Friday, January 13.
Both Cyrus and the Flaming Lips toured together following the independent release of Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, Cyrus’ 2015 experimental pop album which she collaborated on with Coyne and based heavily off of styles and artists like the Flaming Lips. Many of the songs on that album fit right into the Flaming Lips melodic universe, but the album remains heavily unappreciated. Cyrus’ record label, RCA, refused to release it, but allowed the happy hippy to release the entire album and its twenty-three songs independently on her SoundCloud.
That obviously hasn’t stopped either of them from making beautiful and unique pop/rock in an era when most artists are sounding like each other.
Watch the equally trippy official lyric video for the new single below.