In just a few short years, Noah Cyrus has become a breakout artist. In 2016, she signed a record deal with RECORDS, as well as releasing her debut single, “Make Me (Cry).”Since then, she’s released several singles, created huge collaborations, sold out her very first headlining show and even joined Katy Perry on tour. Now, the 18-year-old artist is focusing on creating her debut release, NC-17.
“My sound, especially what everyone is about to hear, is left of center pop and a little darker than most pop songs,” said Cyrus. “This new chapter of my music will really show the darker side of the pop genre.”
Cyrus grew up in a musical household, with her father Billy Ray, sister Miley and brother Trace. Now, it’s her turn to join the spotlight.
“It’s gotten me extremely prepared for the good, bad and the ugly,” said Cyrus. “This business can add some wear and tear on a person and I’m extremely lucky to be aware of it from being around it so much.”
Cyrus draws inspiration from a variety of genres and artists. She loves hip hop and R&B, with Kanye West being her biggest inspiration from that genre. When it comes to more indie music, Cyrus said Ben Howard and Lana Del Rey have been inspirations for a long time.
“Honestly, it’s a hard question because I love so many artists and it’s hard to be put on the spot to pick a few,” she added. “I get so much inspiration from all types of artists in all types of genres.”
Showing the variety of her inspiration, Cyrus has many current favorite songs, including “The Way Life Goes” by Lil Uzi, “Barbie Tingz” by Nicki Minaj, “Moonlight” by XXXTentacion, “Bad Bad News” by Leon Bridges, “Night So Long” by Haim and “Uh Huh” by Somewhere Else.
In her music career so far, Cyrus has worked with some huge collaborations, including Labrinth for her debut track, Alan Walker for the track “All Falls Down” and MØ for her latest single, “We Are…”
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