Miley Cyrus and Pharrell Williams have reunited for a fresh musical collaboration in the form of their latest track, “Doctor (Work It Out).”

This reunion marks a significant gap since their last joint effort on the 2014 hit, “Come Get It Bae” –– which was released during the singer’s Bangerz-era, the point in time wherein Cyrus was shedding her Disney image. The recently released track was actually one of four songs that the duo worked on together more than ten years ago, having been cut from the final tracklist of Bangerz and shelved indefinitely until now.

In an exclusive interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, both artists revealed that “Doctor (Work It Out)” originated all the way back in 2012. Williams reflected on the early days of the song, stating, “We just knew it was early. You just never know. And there’s a moment where you feel like you feel the stickiness in something, but you may feel that the environment is not ready for it.”

Cyrus echoed this sentiment, emphasizing their belief in the importance of timing. She shared, “We just believe so much in timing and in everything happening when it’s supposed to. And around the Grammys, Pharrell and I were talking about putting the song out, and it just felt like it was so serendipitous, and there were so many alignments and so many moments that made me know that now was the perfect time.”

Aside from the song’s release, an accompanying music video directed by Jacob Bixenman was released simultaneously with the song’s arrival on digital platforms to the delight of her fans. Both come off the heels of Cyrus’s monumental wins at the 2024 Grammy Awards, where she clinched Best Pop Solo Performance and Record of the Year for “Flowers,” the lead single from Endless Summer Vacation. As the first new song from Cyrus since her Grammy victories, “Doctor (Work It Out)” embodies a celebratory nature, accompanied by a visually captivating video that encapsulates the essence of joy, dance, and liberation that the song has always yearned for.

Listen to Miley Cyrus and Pharell Williams’ “Doctor (Work It Out)” below: