Most people are familiar with popular entertainer Miley Cyrus through the different career paths she kicked off from an early age. Some may know her as a Disney Channel child actor from her days in “Hannah Montana,” while others are more acquainted with her hit single “Wrecking Ball.”
Simply put, Cyrus has garnered the love and attention of many, for her unique raspy voice, energy, and happy-go-lucky attitude she portrays in her music videos and TV shows.
Suppose there’s one thing fans know about Cyrus—in that case, it’s the fact that she’s ever ready to challenge herself in new roles by reinventing her personality as she desires.
She recently had a chat with music journalist Lars Ulrich where she spoke about her shocking switch from pop music to rock music. More so. Cyrus divulged that she has a quirky habit of carrying two notebooks on her. Read on to find out the reason.
Miley Cyrus Reason For Carrying Two Notebooks
As per her chat with Ulrich for Interview Magazine, Cyrus discussed several personal topics, particularly her penchant for going around with two notebooks.
“I have two notebooks that I take everywhere I go,” the singer said. “One of them is filled with my morals, values, purpose, potentials, capabilities – and my commitments to others and myself. I’m constantly writing things in there.”
Next up, she gave some insight into how her writing down of ideas helped inspire her “Nothing Else Matters” performance at a music festival at Glastonbury in 2019.
“Recently, I wrote down something very wise that I heard, which is related to your question,” Cyrus said when quizzed about the lyrics of the song.
“It was about how lyrics are one of the most resonant aspects of a song and of why an audience connects with songs. It has to do with the words and to challenge that there’s no difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
Cyrus added that the sentiment behind “Nothing Else Matters” aligned completely with her morals and values.
Miley Cyrus Says She Doesn’t Have A False Voice
A trait peculiar to all Cyrus’ songs is her raspy singing voice. Despite being a rare sound, many have thrown jibes at the singer tagging her voice as manly.
In the interview with Ulrich, Cyrus decried their actions and clarified that she does not have a false voice. She said, “My whole life, whether in vocal training or just continuing to hone my craft, it’s always been about, ‘Why do you sound like a man?'”
“I don’t have a false voice. You know me personally, we’ve hung at parties. I am who I am. I say what I mean at the moment, even if that changes tomorrow. I was honored by the fact that I didn’t have to sing this song [Nothing Else Matters] in the way that females are “supposed” to sing.”
She added: “You can hear that at the end of the song when I take the gloves off and start flying. That part of the song really grabs people. It’s that lower register of my voice. So I’m grateful to have a song where I can lean into that.”
More About ‘Nothing Else Matters’
“Nothing Else Matters” is not exactly a new song as Cyrus’ version is only a cover of its original 1992 release. The dynamic track had a pool of renowned musicians come together and make it a success.
Top of the list was “Red Hot Chili Peppers” drummer Chad Smith and Elton John, whose respective drums and keyboard collabs synchronized beautifully with Cyrus’ sonorous vocals.
Yo-Yo Ma’s cello also added a background, spine-chilling feel to the cover, and Metallica’s own Robert Trujillo thumped along with a sweet bassline. With Post Malone producer WATT mixing it all with his magic fingers, the new cover must have felt like an absolute hit even before its release.
In some sense, Cyrus’ decision to cover the song served as a statement to solidify her switch to rock music. Fans can certainly expect to see more singles from her in the future.
Cyrus Is Full Of Thanks For Her Music Experience
Just like the rest of the world, Cyrus got confined to her home during the pandemic. She basically only made music during the height of the pandemic.
Well, things have changed as Cyrus recently went on stage for her second performance since the pandemic.
The singer was so excited about the moment and took some time out to chat with her fans, discussing the effects of the pandemic, life changes, and how music was a connective force joining everyone.
Cyrus also reflected that music kept her going during the difficult moments she has faced in her career. She told the large crowd that she counted herself lucky to be a musician saying, “I never want that to be removed from my life because it’s what fuels me,” before thanking her fans for the platform.