Miley Cyrus on Her Past Songs: I Wish I Could ‘Erase That Stuff’

June 14, 2013 1:41 pm

Miley Cyrus has come a long way from her Hannah Montana days … and sometimes, she wishes she could just forget that era.

In a new cover story with Billboard magazine, the “We Can’t Stop” singer explains that although her old catalogue has sold more than 14 million copies, she’d soon rather leave that all in the past.

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“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,” says Miley. “My last record [2009's 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.”

This new era of Miley is what she refers to as Miley 2.0. “I want to start as a new artist,” she explains to the mag. “I consider my upcoming album my first, really.”

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As for the sound of this new era, Miley describes it as not hip-hop, although it does have some of those influences.

“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 that weird balance.”