12/08/2014 10:47 am ET Updated Dec 08, 2014

Miley Cyrus Debuts New Track 'The Twinkle Song' About Friend's Dead Cat

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During her performance at last Wednesday's Art Basel, Miley Cyrus performed a new song titled "The Twinkle Song." Wearing a sparkling silver wig, Cyrus sat down at the piano to perform by herself onstage for the first time, telling the audience that the song was inspired by a dream about her friend's dead cat.

"I write about death a lot. But this ... my friend, she lost her cat, and I had these crazy dreams," Cyrus explained during the performance. "I feel like her cat kind of told me what I was supposed to say to get her through it ... It was more therapy to me than anything."

According to Billboard, Cyrus' performance also included smoking weed, a duet with a topless woman and a guest appearance by her close friend and frequent collaborator Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. Cyrus is a well-known animal lover, having gotten a tattoo of her dog Floyd who died earlier this year.

Watch the stripped-down performance below.



Miley Cyrus at Art Basel