Miley Cyrus has released a new balled – and it's a stunner that'll remind you just how talented Miley is when you peel back the layers of outrageous outfits and tongue-wagging.

The emotional piano ballad, Hands of Love, sees Ms Cyrus shouting out a cry for equal rights. The song is also inspired by and pays tribute to the real-life heroes who inspired new Hollywood movie, Freeheld

The film stars Ellen Page and Julianne Moore as a lesbian couple fighting for domestic partner rights. Miley channels their fight, singing, “In the hands of love, we carry on/Stronger than we started.”

In other words, yes, this Linda Perry-penned tune is a far cry from Miley's weird and trippy Dead Petz album, and we secretly hope she'll sing more songs like this one in the future.

Listen to the new song here: