Aug 15, 2020
On her recent sobriety
"I don't like to be the face of anything, but one thing I have grown into is that when I feel one thing is right for me never preach that it's right for everybody else. You just definitely want to feel like you are just in control of your own life and not trying to control anyone else's. So for me to be able to really have a good, clear understanding of the last two years, which there was some traumatic experiences — losing the house in Malibu and going through a really public breakup — I think I just really needed some clarity. And so it was just really important to me to be able to like really sit with my thoughts. And I think one thing that's been really cool about this time that we've all had is, I think originally we all started literally cleaning house. And then once you couldn't do that anymore, you had to go into your own self and start cleaning out what you've been holding onto for too long."
On the concept of "forever" in her new single
"Actually in "Midnight Sky," one of the lyrics that I'd ask everyone to kind of consider and kind of think about for themselves is the idea of "forever and ever, no more." You know, you asked me to kind of explain briefly what my song is about. And I think it's my relationship with the stigma. That "forever," if it's not successful or if you claimed something to be forever and you fail, then you're a failure. And I just don't think that. I think we're kind of set up for devastation — in that, from the time we're little kids, we're taught to claim other humans as our best friends forever. And you just don't know who you're going to be sitting with here right now."
On getting married and having kids
"I never really cared that much. I am sure that my fans are going to pull up me at 12 saying 'oh I want to have kids' but like I don't, as a 27 year old woman that would have a little bit more of a realistic idea of what they want. That has never been kind of my priority. I actually think in a way, just looking at our climate change and our water and food it feels like to me...that I would like to take someone that is on the earth. I love adoption and I think that's really amazing. I definitely don't think, I do not shame anyone that wants to have children. I just personally don't believe that's a priority for me in my life."
On working with Dua Lipa
"One thing that I really loved about Dua is that she is one of those people that if you're talking to her, she is like listening so closely and really engaged and really present, I know, especially when you're kind of a new artist, it's all going so fast that it's hard to really zone in. And when someone is kind of getting in there with you, you really engage with them and I always loved that about her. So, it's a really easy collaborative process because of just how there and present she is."
On social distancing away from her family
"Us Cyruses love social distancing...I didn't see my mom and dad for the longest I've ever not seen them and my dad, I really thought that he would get kind of bored of quarantine and social distancing, but he said that he's used to it. He's been doing it since the '90s and that it's great, and he's been trying to tell everybody to keep their distance for a long time. So, he's really been liking it. My mom, not so much. My mom is starting to really want all of our family back together.
You can listen to the full interview on Sirius XM here and Midnight Sky is streaming everywhere now!
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