Miley Cyrus Fans Celebrate 1 Year of EP ‘She Is Coming’: How Long Has She Been Working On the Album?

Like all artists, Miley Cyrus knows a thing or two about life getting in the way of art. While her fans (known as Smilers), understand, they’re eager for her previously announced seventh album. In celebration of her EP, She Is Coming, being out for one year, here’s what they’re saying.

Miley Cyrus’s EP ‘She Is Coming’ was released 1 year ago

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Even before she finished her sixth album, 2017’s Younger Now, Cyrus was teasing her next project. She teamed up with Mark Ronson, with whom she collaborated on “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,” off his album, as well as a number of other well-known producers.

After weeks of dropping hints, the six-track EP She Is Coming debuted on May 31, 2019. In features titles such as “Mother’s Daughter,” which was later released as the first and only single. Critics and fans (known as Smilers) alike were quick to note the deviation from Younger Now‘s country sound.

It was set to lead into ‘She Is Miley Cyrus’ LP

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When she released the EP, Cyrus explained, “this is the 1st of 3 drops” and that each of the three scheduled EPs would feature six songs. She also announced the titles of these EPs — She Is Here and She Is Everything, noting that together they will be a part of the LP She Is Miley Cyrus, her seventh album.

Prior to the first release, Cyrus wrote on Twitter that she had “played the record” for the staff at iHeartRadio. Many assumed that meant she shared the whole finished album. However, it would appear that she was only referring to She Is Coming, despite reports that the LP was complete.

Cyrus has been through a lot in the last 2 years

Miley Cyrus attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2019
Miley Cyrus attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2019 | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

A lot changed in Cyrus’ life following the first drop. While she was working on the album the first time, the singer was in a relationship with Liam Hemsworth, who she married in 2018. But that didn’t last long. Following a year of attending many events together, Cyrus and Hemsworth announced their split in August 2019.

Cyrus was then briefly linked to Kaitlynn Carter before moving on to Cody Simpson in October. She then underwent a couple of medical procedures. And just when it looked like she was getting back on track with her music, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck.

Smilers determine how many ‘versions’ of the album exist

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With those previously revealed “next 2 drops” nowhere to be found, Smilers have grown antsy. Just before the anniversary of She Is Coming, one wrote on Twitter that “there are at least 3 versions of” the album: “the one finished in 2018, the one reworked for the EP release and the one she made after the divorce [from Hemsworth].”

In early March 2020, just before coronavirus shut everything down, Cyrus told radio host Smallzy she was “super close” to releasing the next EP, saying, “I’m feeling the urgency and I am definitely actively on it and ready to go.” She added, “I’m just excited to share it. But not too much longer.”

Cyrus’ focus has been elsewhere lately

That statement echoed what Cyrus told her fans with her January 2020 social media posts. But again, the world got in the way. Following the stay-at-home orders in the U.S., the singer pivoted her focus to relief efforts for those affected, even starting her own talk show, Bright Minded: Live With Miley.

In her May 2020 Wall Street Journal profile, Cyrus said she had “kind of finished [the] record.” However, “it’s hard to feel appropriate releasing music at this time.” So while Smilers may be eager for She Is Here (or whatever comes next), it looks like She Is Coming may have to do for a while.