Miley Cyrus is back and has something to say.
The “We Can’t Stop” singer covers the newest issue of Billboard magazine and is ready to return to music with a brand new record. The new album is her attempt at getting involved with what is going on in the world right now and her upcoming single, “Malibu”, is part of that movement.
“This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don’t give a f**k, but right now is not a time to not give a f**k about people,” she says. “I’m giving the world a hug and saying, ‘Hey, look. We’re good. I love you.’ And I hope you can say you love me back,” Cyrus reveals.
The new album is very singer-songwriter but it’s not “granola”, Cyrus says. “I don’t listen to Ed Sheeran or John Mayer”. She also reveals she wants to step into the country world but is afraid the audience won’t accept her, even if her godmother is Dolly Parton. “The fact that country music fans are scared of me, that hurts me,” she confesses.
The new Miley Cyrus has changed in a lot of ways. For one, she’s quit smoking weed. “I haven’t smoked weed in three weeks, which is the longest I’ve ever gone without it,” she admits. She claims she’s not doing any drugs right now and she’s not drinking either. “I want to be super clear and sharp, because I know exactly where I want to be,” the singer says.
Part of her evolution has to do with her relationship with Liam Hemsworth. She says their split helped her grow and that they needed some time apart only to come back together.
“I needed to change so much,” she says. “And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard. Suddenly you’re like, ‘I don’t recognize you anymore.’ We had to refall for each other,” Cyrus admits.