Justin Bieber to Release 'Friends' & Miley Cyrus to Release 'Younger Now' Singles This Week

August 15, 2017

USA Today

We've got a cure for those end of summer blues. We're going to get TWO new songs from TWO of our favorite pop stars very soon. Yes, new songs are expected to be released from Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber later this week.

Beliebers can rejoice. Justin Bieber is teasing a new single. He shared the song's artwork on Twitter yesterday (August 14) for a track, which will be titled "Friends."

The track, which features music producer BloodPop, will be released on Thursday (August 17) at noon, according to Bieber's tweet. 

"Friends" was apparently co-written by Julia Michaels ("Issues" singer) and Justin Tanter (songwriter known for countless hits). Michaels and Tanter also worked on Bieber's hit 2016 song "Sorry." 

It's not clear who is the "lead artist" on this track (Bieber or BloodPop). However, if Justin is the "lead artist" on "Friends" it would mark his first single as a lead artist in nearly 18 months. 

Meanwhile, we learned about a new single from Miley Cyrus, which will be titled "Younger Now," on Sunday. Cyrus made the announcement about the new track and music video on Instagram late Sunday.

The "Malibu" singer was scheduled to appear at the Teen Choice Awards ceremony to accept the Ultimate Choice Award. She explained her absence on Instagram by saying she was creating "an unrealistic schedule" for herself. "Younger Now" and its video will apparently drop on Friday (August 18). 

To my dearest fans & all of those watching @teenchoicefox ! I want to say thank you from the very bottom of my heart for presenting me with #TheUltimateChoiceAward ! I am beyond bummed I couldn't make it to the show as I had every intention of being there to accept and celebrate this honor! I created an unrealistic schedule for myself which leads me to this announcement! I've been tryin to keep the secret but I can't hide it any longer! My new single / music video #YoungerNow will be dropping this Friday , Aug 18th & I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you! I hope to always make people smile and shine light thru my work! I look forward to making music for the rest of my life and I'm thankful everyday for those who listen! I am sending so much love and peace into the world right now because THATS what we need most! Love Love & more LOVE! ❤️--------❤️--------

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"Younger Now" is the title track from the 24-year-old singer's upcoming album. Younger Now will be her first full studio album released since her 2013 album release, Bangerz

Yes, we are SUPER excited for both releases.