Vanessa Hudgens may be taking that whole "spring break forever" mantra from "Spring Breakers" to heart. The actress, who plays Candy in Harmony Korine's new film, released "$$$ex," a new single that she calls "a bomb-ass song." According to Hudgens, the track goes "perfectly" with "Spring Breakers."

E! Online broke the news of Hudgens return to music. The actress last released an album in 2008, but rose to fame on the back of the Disney Channel franchise "High School Musical." She's left that image behind in a big way here in 2013: Her "Spring Breakers" character does copious amounts of drugs and engages in a threesome; her new song includes lyrics about keeping a man with a "condom in his wallet" up all night. Listen to Hudgens' "$$$ex" above.

Despite her edgy exterior, however, Hudgens has said filming "Spring Breakers" was difficult -- particularly that aforementioned sex scene between her, Ashley Benson and James Franco.

"The thing I was most scared of was the sex scene and the nudity issue behind all of it," Hudgens told MTV. "Because I was not down to show this [gestures to chest]."

Her fears were sated by director Harmony Korine, who gave Hudgens control of the final product.

"He let me know it was going to be OK, and at the end of the day, if there's something I don'r like, we can snip it out of there. [...] It was like a great compromise. I think that it turns out really beautiful and artistic."

Hudgens released "$$$ex" on Friday. "Spring Breakers" is out in wide release right now; the film earned almost $90,000 from three theaters in New York and Los Angeles last weekend.

For more on Hudgens' new track, head over to E! Online.

[via E!]

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  • This film image released by A24 Films shows, from left, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Vanessa Hudgens in a scene from "Spring Breakers." (AP Photo/A24 Films, Michael Muller)

  • "Spring Breakers" Greenroom Photo Op - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actress Selena Gomez, actress Rachel Korine, director Harmony Korine, actress Ashley Benson and actor James Franco attend the green room for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival' at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actresses Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actresses Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Ashley Benson (L) and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actresses Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actresses Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actor James Franco, actress Rachel Korine, actress Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actresses Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actresses Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Director Harmony Korine, actor James Franco, actress Rachel Korine, actress Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Director Harmony Korine, actor James Franco, actress Rachel Korine, actress Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actresses Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Director Harmony Korine, actor James Franco, actress Rachel Korine, actress Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Director Harmony Korine, actor James Franco, actress Rachel Korine, actress Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Director Harmony Korine, actor James Franco, actress Rachel Korine, actress Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Ashley Benson (L) and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Selena Gomez speaks at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actresses Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Ashley Benson (L) and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Q&A - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Janet Pierson, producer SXSW Film Festival, director Harmony Korine, actor James Franco, actress Rachel Korine, actress Ashley Benson and actress Selena Gomez speak at the Q & A for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Greenroom Photo Op - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actress Selena Gomez, actress Rachel Korine, director Harmony Korine, actress Ashley Benson and actor James Franco, Janet Pierson, producer SXSW Film Festival attend the green room for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival' at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • "Spring Breakers" Greenroom Photo Op - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actress Selena Gomez, director Harmony Korine and actress Ashley Benson attend the green room for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival' at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • "Spring Breakers" Greenroom Photo Op - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actress Selena Gomez, actress Rachel Korine, director Harmony Korine and actress Ashley Benson attend the green room for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival' at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • "Spring Breakers" Greenroom Photo Op - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actresses Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine and Ashley Benson attend the green room for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival' at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • "Spring Breakers" Greenroom Photo Op - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actresses Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine and Ashley Benson attend the green room for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival' at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • "Spring Breakers" Red Carpet Arrivals - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Red Carpet Arrivals - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Red Carpet Arrivals - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Red Carpet Arrivals - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Greenroom Photo Op - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actress Selena Gomez, actress Rachel Korine, director Harmony Korine, actress Ashley Benson and actor James Franco, Janet Pierson, producer SXSW Film Festival attend the green room for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival' at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • "Spring Breakers" Red Carpet Arrivals - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Red Carpet Arrivals - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Greenroom Photo Op - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Actresses Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine and Ashley Benson attend the green room for 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival' at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

  • "Spring Breakers" Red Carpet Arrivals - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

  • "Spring Breakers" Red Carpet Arrivals - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of 'Spring Breakers' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)