Miley Cyrus has a very unique relationship with her fans and with the music industry as a whole. Between backyard concerts to her efforts to aid the LGBTQ community, the former Hannah Montana star has remained very hands-on with her followers while maintaining an off-the-cuff vibe when it comes to actual music engagements.
This openness has given the singer a dedicated and loyal following. The downside? They don’t forget promised music and are getting antsy for Cyrus to release it.
Because of her outspoken nature and no-holds-barred attitude, Cyrus’ interaction with her fans has acted as a sort of free public marketing tool for various projects. Building grassroots excitement for her work.
For example, Cyrus has frequently given her loyal fans a sneak peek at her upcoming music. And not just with cryptic social media photos and videos, either. The “Don’t Call Me Angel” singer has actually posted videos of herself singing unreleased tunes, giving followers a glimpse at melody and lyrics for upcoming material.
One of these teased singles was a track seemingly called “Bad Karma.” Cyrus gave her fans a view of the song while en route to the 2019 Met Gala. The “Wrecking Ball” singer posted a video of herself singing the tune, with then-husband Liam Hemsworth appearing to sing along in the background.
Well, the 2019 Met Gala was eight months ago and “Bad Karma” is still nowhere to be found … and fans are still asking Cyrus about the missing single.
Cyrus had to put plans for new music on hold after a tumultuous past few months. The pop singer recently split with ex-husband Hemsworth after years of on-and-off coupling. She moved on to a brief but passionate relationship with friend Kaitlynn Carter and is now seeing musician Cody Simpson.
On top of her relationship struggles, Cyrus battled a bout of tonsillitis late last year that prompted vocal chord surgery. She had been planning to work in the studio before these health issues.
Cyrus’ ups-and-downs aren’t likely to keep new music off the charts for long, however. The singer has already hinted that new projects could be dropping this year.
In a Twitter post, the singer showed off a new haircut while stating plans for new music as a way to celebrate ringing in 2020. Other musicians have since joined Cyrus, teasing what appears to be collaborations with the singer. It is not quite known when this music will be released or if the collabs will be a part of this year’s music drop.
New hair. New year. NEW MUSIC. 💀 pic.twitter.com/Fpi7cauqie
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 6, 2020