"Prisoner" is about not being able to free your mind from someone as Cyrus and Lipa sing in the chorus, "Prisoner, prisoner, locked up/ Can't get you off my mind, off my mind/ Lord knows I tried a million times, million times, oh-woah/ Why can't you, why can't you just let me go?"
And in the "Prisoner" music video, the ladies party it up on their tour bus as they dance, eat maraschino cherries and more before their get to their gig and rock the stage together.
Miley's Plastic Hearts album is set to be released next week on November 27th and showcases 12 new songs (15 on the digital version), including collaborations with Billy Idol ("Night Crawling"), Joan Jett ("Bad Karma"), and Dua Lipa ("Prisoner). Aside from the latter, fans have also already heard "Midnight Sky," as well as its remix "Edge of Midnight Sky" featuring Stevie Nicks.
In a note to fans shared on social media announcing Plastic Hearts, Miley revealed that although she started working on this album two years ago, this year changed everything, and in losing her house in the California wildfires, she also lost a lot of what she had done. She said, "If you’re reading this… know that I f***ing love and appreciate you on the deepest level. I began this album over 2 years ago. Thought I had it all figured out. Not just the record with its songs and sounds but my whole f***ing life. But no one checks an ego like life itself. Just when I thought the body of work was finished… it was ALL erased. Including most of the musics relevance. Because EVERYTHING had changed."
She continued, "Nature did what I now see as a favor and destroyed what I couldn’t let go of for myself. I lost my house in a fire but found myself in its ashes. Luckily my collaborators still had most of the music that was burned up in journals and computers filled with songs for the EP series I was working on at the time. But it never felt right to release my 'story' (each record being a continual autobiography) with a huge chapter missing. If it were a chapter in my book I guess I would call it 'The Beginning' which usually when something is over we call it 'The End.' But it was far from that."