Miley Cyrus’ Unreleased Fifth Album Is Already Subject To A Smear Campaign

Mike Wass | August 21, 2015 5:45 pm

Miley Cyrus recently announced that she plans to release her fifth album for free. According to manager Adam Leber, the pop diva was willing to buy out her record deal to make it happen. “If RCA wasn’t down the gratis plan, she was prepared to buy herself out of the label,” he told Marie Claire. It’s a borderline-revolutionary move at a time when you can be sued for playing a Taylor Swift song in a six-second vine, but there’s already a backlash.

Earlier this week, Hits Daily Double reported that RCA only agreed to release the self-produced opus for free because it’s terrible. “Sources close to her admit it’s not very good — they’re calling it ‘experimental’,” the unsubstantiated article reads. “If it’s that bad, RCA may very well let her give it away.” Needless to say, the post soon went viral and critics started using leaked track “Freaky” as proof of the project’s dismal quality.

This whole situation reeks. Major artists broaden their musical horizons and give away music for free all the time in the form of mixtapes. Miley is just upping the ante by deeming hers an official release. As for “Freaky,” it’s obviously a rough demo and already sounds better than half of Bangerz to me. The 22-year-old’s “experimental” phase could well turn out to be amazing. So, why are people so terrified by Miley’s act of generosity?

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