Miley Cyrus has unveiled the clip for her huge new dance anthem River.

Accompanied by 14 shirtless male dancers, the minimal black-and-white video sees the star dance in a black halter-neck mini dress.

“I got a new dress just to meet you downtown / Can you walk me through the park just to show it off?” she sings on the first verse.
“I can pull my hair back in that tight way that you like / If you wrap me in your arms and never stop.”

In a previous for her upcoming Disney Plus special, Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions), Miley described the lyrics as “f***ing nasty”.

“It was a time in my life where I was going through just a lot emotionally and personally. All of my songs evolve,” she explained.

“They can start as something that was a trouble, like, it just feels like it’s an April shower, it never stops raining and then it started raining down love.

“Sometimes we just need a dance floor banger a.k.a. they don’t want me to talk about the fact the song is about [redacted].”

Miley revealed further details about the single through Spotify’s Storyline feature, saying River came to fruition after she and her best friend threw a dance party, where “every girl had to bring their gay best friend, or no entrance”.

“We were listening to Diana Ross, Whitney [Houston], Lindsay [Lohan], Paris [Hilton], Britney [Spears], all the legends,” said Miley.

River is the second single from Miley’s lauded eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation, which was released on 10 March.

Flowers, the lead single, reached the pole position in numerous countries – including the UK and US – and set numerous streaming records, becoming the fastest song to hit 100 million streams on Spotify.

Endless Summer Vacation is the star at her “strongest and most confident she’s ever been,” with the music and imagery “serving as a reflection of the strength she’s found in focusing on both her physical and mental well-being.”

Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Kid Harpoon, Greg Kurstin, Mike WiLL Made-It and Tyler Johnson, Miley also described the album as her “love letter to LA”.

Watch the music video for River here or below.