The two acts also play their Beatles cover ‘A Day In The Life’ at New York show
The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus offered the first taste of their collaborative album during Cyrus’ show at New York’s Adult Swim event at the city’s Terminal 5 theatre last night (May 13).
Cyrus and The Flaming Lips announced in April that they had been working on a joint album since the start of 2015, having first worked together when they covered ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘A Day In The Life’ on The Flaming Lips’ re-interpretation of The Beatles’ album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in 2014.
The new song played at Adult Swim, fan footage of which can be seen below, is called ‘Tiger Dreams’. Announcing the song, Cyrus told the crowd that Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne initially wanted the song to be called ‘Tiger’. Referring to Katy Perry’s hit ‘Roar’, Cyrus explained: “Wayne doesn’t listen to Katy Perry, and I had to tell him that she has a song called ‘Tiger’. No-one’s ever heard this shit, unless you’ve been in my garage.” The two artists followed ‘Tiger Dreams’ with ‘A Day In The Life’.
Cyrus’ hour-long show was dominated by covers, which included versions of Johnny Cash’s ‘A Boy Named Sue’, Paul Simon’s ’50 Ways To Leave Your Lover’, Dido’s ‘No Freedom’, Led Zeppelin’s ‘Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You’ and Khia’s ‘My Neck, My Crack’.
Before ‘My Neck, My Crack’, Cyrus announced: “Bitches, you’d better sing the shit out of this song. Do you know how many times I turn on the radio and hear somebody ask me to suck his dick? Now suck my fucking pussy.”
Cyrus also used the show to promote her homeless charity The Happy Hippie Foundation, which was launched last week. She said: “There’s some people who don’t have money or clean shoes or underwear. That’s what I’m trying to do with my foundation. I’ve got to get to used to saying this, because it’s real now, but we are trying to change the world.”