Miley Cyrus is celebrating NYC’s pride month by releasing her new single, “Inspired,” that has a vision of unity in the presence of division and is a call for young people to engage in their communities. The song comes from her newest album that is due for release later this year. Miley announced the new song on June 9th via her Twitter account.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) June 9, 2017
Miley first performed “Inspired” at the “One Love Manchester” Benefit Concert on June 4th. She helped raise over $12 million for victims of the recent Manchester bombing. Miley will also be donating to the Happy Hippie Foundation in honor of “Inspired.” The Happy Hippie Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Miley Cyrus in 2014 to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations. Overall, the foundation uses its resources to help youths achieve positive outcomes in life through programs that include prevention, crisis response, support services to build long-term well-being, and public education to engage young people in systemic change.
In the song, Miley reminisces about time spent with her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, and how he inspires her. Although, Miley also aims to inspire others with the lyrics, “We are meant for more. Put the handle on the door that opens up to change. I know that sounds strange.”