Miley Cyrus Remembers Liam Hemsworth Tribute Song "Malibu" 4 Years After Its Release

Miley Cyrus fondly remembered "Malibu" to mark the fourth anniversary of the love song, which she wrote about Liam Hemsworth before they split. Read on for the details.

By Ryan Gajewski May 12, 2021 4:56 AMTags
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It's becoming something of an annual tradition for Miley Cyrus to share fond memories about "Malibu." 

The 28-year-old vocalist took to Instagram on Tuesday, May 11 to post a tribute to the song that was released on the same day in 2017. It peaked at No. 10 on the  Billboard Hot 100 chart and was the lead single to her album Younger Now, which dropped that September. 

Miley shared video of herself working on the song in her home studio, and the caption appeared to reference ex-husband Liam Hemsworth, although she didn't mention him by name. The former couple rekindled things in 2015 and resided in Malibu together until their 2019 divorce

"Today is the 4 year anniversary of Malibu," she wrote. "A song about a place and person that at the time I loved very much. That love was reciprocated beyond what I could describe here with freedom & escapism."

She went on to reminisce about her Malibu home, which was destroyed in the California wildfires that ravaged the area in November 2018. Two years later, Liam sold what remained of the home, according to media reports. 

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"I lost that home along with many others in 2018," she continued. "Here is a video of me writing it in my home studio."

This isn't the first time the performer has gotten nostalgic about the song's release. On the same day in 2020, the Hannah Montana alum shared footage from the "Malibu" music video and wrote, "3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF MALIBU."

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In a 2017 interview with Billboard magazine, Miley described why she wanted to write the song about her feelings for the Hunger Games star, who she tied the knot with in December 2018.

"They're going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam," the musician explained. "So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, 'This is how I feel'?"