Miley Cyrus says she’s evolved from who she used to be as an artist, and she hates that she can’t magically make her older music disappear.
“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,” the singer told Billboard. “My last record [‘Can’t Be Tamed’] I feel so disconnected from — I was 16 or 17 when I made it. When you’re in your 20s, you just don’t really know that person anymore.”
Of course, the same can be said for any young person, but it must be frustrating to grow up in the public eye and have all your phases and fads play out in front of millions. Now that she’s a little more grown up, her style has evolved into something a little racy.
“I didn’t make this song for the critics, but for the people living it,” she said. “I’m 20 years old and I want to talk to the 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.”
As of now, the upcoming album doesn’t have a title, but Cyrus says she considers it to be a fresh start.
“I want to start as a new artist. I consider my upcoming album my first, really.”