According to a press release issued Sunday night, Cyrus' new album was inspired while she was mourning the deaths of her beloved dog, Floyd, her blowfish. Pablow. and her dear friend's cat. Twinkle. Dead Petz
also serves as the name of a group of artists that contributed to this album, including Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips, Mike WiLL Made-It, and producer Oren Yoel. Cyrus' father, Billy Ray Cyrus, even contributed to the track "Miley Tibetan Bowlzzz," according to the album credits on her site.