Miley Cyrus has returned with her reflective new single, 'Used To Be Young'.

The 30-year-old pop star has followed up mega-hit 'Flowers' from March's 'Endless Summer Vacation' LP with a song "dedicated to my loyal fans".

Upon its release on Friday (25.08.23), Miley wrote on Instagram: "This song is about honoring who we’ve been, loving who we are and celebrating who we will become. I feel proud when reflecting on my past and joyful when thinking about the future. I am grateful to my loyal fans who make my dreams a reality daily. I am sincerely thankful for the stability of your steadfast support. This song is for you.

Truly, Miley (sic)"

In the emotional lyrics and accompanying video, the former 'Hannah Montana' star reflects on her partying past.

They include: “I know I used to be crazy. I know I used to be fun. You say I used to be wild, I say I used to be young.”

Fans have speculated the fact the track came out on August 25 is a thank you to her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, for standing by her as she found her way in showbiz and eventually put her wild ways to bed.

It has been seven months since her hit ‘Flowers’ came out – which Miley released on ex-husband Liam Hemsworth’s birthday (January 13).

Miley recently told British Vogue about how she’s put her party lifestyle in the past while discussing how she turned down a track offered to her by an unnamed songwriter about clubbing.

She told the magazine: “It was like, you know, the standard f*****-up-in-the-club track.

“And I was like, ‘I’m two years sober. That’s not where I spend my time, you know?’

“You’re more likely to catch me and my friends literally walking through rose gardens or going to a museum. It’s not about being self-serious. I’ve just evolved.”