The 26-year-old pop star released a new song called “Slide Away” on Friday at midnight EST, just days after their split was announced.
Earlier this week, Miley shared a photo of herself wearing headphones in a music studio sound booth, spurring speculation that new music was on the way.
Miley’s rep announced last Saturday that the singer and Liam had broken up. The two wed in December after dating on and off for nine years.
While this is the first song Miley has released since the split was announced, it is unclear if it was written or recorded while she and Liam were separated. E! News has learned that Miley and Liam have been broken up for a while. On Monday, Liam broke his silence about his split from Miley, writing on Instagram that he and Miley had “recently separated.” He added, “I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward.”
The singer last released new music in late May. She dropped a new six-track EP, She Is Coming, set to be part of an upcoming album. On the day of its release, Liam paid tribute to Miley on Instagram.
After the split was made public, a source told E! News that Liam is “focused on a more simplified lifestyle while Miley has been preparing for a new wave of her music career.”
“She has been ready to put out music and be back in the game touring and performing. They really grew apart,” the source said. “Miley and Liam have still been communicating and it wasn’t a messy split but they have decided they are at different points in their lives currently.”
Hours before the split was made public, Miley and Kaitlynn made headlines over photos of them kissing and cuddling on their vacation. The women have been friends for a while and had bonded even more over their breakups, E! News had learned that the two were having some fun and there is nothing serious between them, and that they have been friends for a while and had bonded even more over their breakups.
Miley is also expected to perform next month at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.