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Miley Cyrus Breakup Song, 'Drive,' Penned In February Before Liam Hemsworth Split

09/26/2013 09:56 am ET | Updated Sep 26, 2013
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Miley Cyrus recently opened up about her new breakup song, "Drive," which reportedly alludes to her relationship with her ex-fiance, Liam Hemsworth.

The 20-year-old pop singer appears on the cover of the November issue of FASHION magazine, photographed at a private estate in the Hollywood Hills. In the candid cover interview, she revealed that "Drive," a track off her upcoming album, "BANGERZ," is a song about heartache.

“I wrote it while I was working on Valentine’s Day — emotionally it was such a hard time," Cyrus told the magazine. "It is about needing to leave someone but not really wanting to completely cut yourself off from the relationship. It’s a time when you want to leave but you can’t. It’s also about moving on.”

FASHION notes that the song refers to her split from Hemsworth, whom she met on the set of "The Last Song" back in 2009 and got engaged to last year. The two confirmed they had broken up on Sept. 16.

"Drive" is certainly not the only breakup tune on her new album, due out Oct. 8. In "Wrecking Ball" she croons about "All I wanted was to break your walls / All you ever did was wreck me." Last weekend, she cried when performing the song live at Las Vegas' iHeart Radio Music Festival.

"BANGERZ" is certainly set to be a big one for Cyrus, who has said she gave her all to the album.

"I want my record to be the biggest record in the world, and I've given everything to get here, even down to friends and family and relationships -- I've just put this music first," she told Billboard back in June. "That's been kind of a trip: It's not like I'm losing who I am -- I actually found out more about who I am by making this music... Because I'm not the same person I was six months ago -- I'm not even the same person I was two weeks ago."

Read Cyrus' full interview in FASHION on newsstands Oct. 7.

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