Miley Cyrus Talks About Working With Britney Spears
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.08.2013
What was it like?
In an interview with Hunger TV, Miley Cyrus talked about what it was like to work with Britney Spears on her new album Bangerz. Here are highlights:
On what it was like to work with Britney Spears: "She's awesome. In album packaging I know no one gives posters and stickers anymore. That was important for me to give a like poster, for me to give stickers and gifts because when I was younger my first record I went to buy was Britney Spears and right away I wanted her poster up. I think she represented a time when people had a different connection with their fans, not just about Twitter and all this but there was something about going and buying a record and every Britney record I've gone out and I've bought because there's something about holding that album and you're excited to see what's inside. She's like an icon in that way and so I wanted to bring her back to that, I just kept telling her, "Britney you don't really realise actually how dope [you are]. People tell me I represent their childhood, for me you represent my entire childhood, like you were the soundtrack to my life." I want her to realise how really dope she is and how she's a living legend. You know when you're 30 you don't realise what you are, I want her to take herself out of it and realize "I'm Britney Spears". So I wanted to celebrate that in the song, I wanted it to be like this is Britney, it's not even about her singing as much as it is her voice. She's got one of those speaking voices that as soon as she opens her mouth you know it's Britney Spears and I wanted it to be about that."
On all the attention she's getting: "Yeah, it does bug me but then again I had two years where I really just hid out in the studio and I didn't really work, I didn't really do anything. I pretty much sat around with my friends and didn't do shit, so now it just feels like that's what it needs to be. I'm either a zero or a million, there's really no in between, I'm so hot or cold. So either I have to have everything about my music and have nothing else matter or it has to be everything else matters and career doesn't matter at all. I kind of have to choose what my time is and that's why I think it's good when you can shut off, it's too much to balance real life and this. Right now it has to be go time. You don't pause when a rocket ship is taking off, you don't say "hold on I gotta go smoke with my friends' you know you've got to just go, it's your time. And so, I just make sure I keep reminding myself, this is my time. It's hard right now I've got to keep pushing myself. Once the music is out it's going to feel more inspiring because I'm going to get to perform more, where I get the people singing the songs back. Right now it's trying to describe it and I don't really know how."
On her goals in music: "Yeah. I mean that's how I always try to think of it. It's like a sales person really, you know you're like "this shit does not get rid of your wrinkles but if I sell it well enough you know, they're gonna buy into it" and it's like the exact same thing for me. At the end of the day I want people to buy my records, it isn't about thinking just about this two minute performance on VMAs or this music video. I want people to want to hear my records and the more that they're wondering what the hell is she doing, the more they're going to want to listen to my record."