Miley Cyrus' next record is self-produced and that's apparently troubling those close to her.
The "Bangerz" singer was unintentionally caught in some back and forth between Zayn Malik and Calvin Harris yesterday after the former One Directioner Tweeted his satisfaction towards Miley's stance on music. She recently said, “I’ve made my money. If no one buys my album, it’s cool. It’s fine. I’ve got a house and I’ve got dogs that I love. I don’t need anything else.”
In fact, rumor has it she wants to release the new album for free.
She told Marie Claire in their September issue, “I make [music] because I like it, and then I put it out to the public, because there are some people out there who like it too.”
That outlook might be freaking out her handlers, who Cyrus says warned her not to make the next record too off brand.
"They're like, 'Don't make it too weird,'" she said in the June issue of Paper magazine. "Don't make it avant-garde; you can't go from Miley to Björk!' I don't have to have writers, I don't have to have fuckin' producers in there. Mike Will will text me a beat, and I'll go in my studio and work on it by myself."
Miley marches to the beat of her own drum, and will reportedly buy herself out of her contract with RCA if they decide they're not pleased with the record. Hits Daily Double is claiming her self-produced work, according to sources close to her, is "not very good."
Her manager, Adam Leber, told Marie Claire: "Miley's not driven by dollars. She makes her own path. Once upon a time, that's what most artists did. Now, people like Miley are few and far between."
One thing we admire about Miley aside from the jillion awkward selfies and bizarre Instagram posts is her free spirit and honest outlook on life. She wants to make music how she sees fit, and doesn't feel the need to conform to a look or sound demanded by record execs. During her upbringing on Hannah Montana, Miley says she was forced to be someone she wasn't, which ultimately lead to body dysmorphia.
"From the time I was 11, it was," she said, "'You're a pop star! That means you have to be blonde, and you have to have long hair, and you have to put on some glittery tight thing.' Meanwhile, I'm this fragile little girl playing a 16-year-old in a wig and a ton of makeup. It was like Toddlers & Tiaras. I had fucking flippers."
"I was told for so long what a girl is supposed to be from being on that show. I was made to look like someone that I wasn't, which probably caused some body dysmorphia because I had been made pretty every day for so long, and then when I wasn't on that show, it was like, Who the fuck am I?"
If Miley wants to produce music and release it how she wants, more power to her and we completely support it. If you think her fans for one moment want inauthenticity, think again.