Miley Cyrus has been constantly in the news lately. From her fresh new look, to her random twerking performances, the singer has tongue’s wagging. The “Can’t Be Tamed” singer sat down with Billboard magazine to chat on hew new sound, her new music and why she feels people wanted her to be the White Nicki Minaj.
Check out some snippets from her Billboard interview below.
On her new music approach:
“Right now, when people go to iTunes and listen to my old music, it’s so irritating to me because I can’t just erase that stuff and start over. My last record [2009's EDM-inflected Can't Be Tamed] I feel so disconnected from – I was 16 ot 17 when I made it. When you’re in your 20s, you just don’t really know that person anymore.”
On the track, “We Can’t Stop”:
“I didn’t make this song for the critics, but for the people living it. I’m 20 years old and I want to talk to people that are up all night with their friends. It’s based on a true story of a crazy night I had: When I heard the song for the first time, it captured exactly what I was living.”
On the music genre of her new album:
“I’ve always wanted country-rock influences, but now I’m moving over to a more urban side. It’s not a hip-hop album, though- it’s a pop album I’m not coming in trying to rap. It’s more like, ‘I don’t see any girls out there doing what Miguel and Frank Ocean are doing. We’ve been calling it ‘count-step,’ because it’s like country, dubstep and a little trap. I love the Lumineers, but I also love French Montana, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Dolly Parton. If you could put Dolly, some Adele and Juicy J together, you’d have a weird balance.”
On people wanting a different Miley:
“A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj. That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.”