Noah Cyrus got into entertainment as a child actress but made the big music break in 2016 with her single “Make Me (Cry)” featuring Labrinth which went up to number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The 22-year-old has made quite the name for herself but contrary to fallacious beliefs, she wants everyone to know that refusing to use her family’s name to pave the way for her music career was a significant move for her.
The revelation came just in time for her forthcoming album, “The Hardest Part.” The album is due for release on July 15 and touches on some of her personal experiences in recent times.
Noah Cyrus Discloses Reason For Choosing Her Career Path
According to PEOPLE, the singer-songwriter spoke intensely about her life during a recent “Apple Music Country Trailblazers Radio” interview with Fancy Hagood.
While opening up about the importance of striking out on her own without her famous family’s help, Cyrus said:
“I think I did it very independently in a way, like where I don’t think people actually expected that, but that was something that was very important to me was to do it independently.”
The 22-year-old expanded that being independent was important because coming from a well-known entertainment family opened her eyes to different things.
Although the exposure prepared her for things, it didn’t fully prepare her for the situations she found herself in over the last few years. She added that she was in a dark place for two or three years – a process that was part of her journey.
She recalled that getting signed to a record label at 16 wasn’t as big a deal as meeting new people and being negatively influenced by others.
Regarding her upcoming album, “The Hardest Part,” Cyrus revealed that it told the story of an ex that she loved dearly.
The “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea” singer said that she and the ex got deep into substance abuse while fighting the COVID pandemic.
For them, they got “so lonely and bored and sad and depressed and anxious” that relying heavily on the substances seemed like a good way out.
She eventually chose to save herself and try to get help so she could stop dwelling in that dark phase. The “You Belong to Somebody Else” artist did her best to follow up with her psychiatrist and therapist.
Cyrus explained that she had to be completely open with them because she knew she needed the help they offered. The singer spoke extensively about her addiction problems in her recent single, “Mr. Percocet,” which dropped earlier this month.
The song highlights her struggles with and the side effects of her addiction to the prescription pill, a medication used to treat pain.
The “I Burned LA Down” Artist Isn’t Shy To Show Off Family
@noahcyrus i wish the days were longer 🥺🖤 love you dad @Billy Ray Cyrus ♬ Slipping Through My Fingers – From ‘Mamma Mia!’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Meryl Streep & Amanda Seyfried
While fans love this side of Cyrus, it won’t be the first time she’s given them a look at her life and experiences.
The Blast previously shared that the singer posted footage of her and her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, to her TikTok page in October 2021. The compilation showed Noah and Billy Ray on a motorbike and enjoying time together in the woods.
It also showed the duo holding each other as they stood on a porch and looked at something within the woods. Noah accompanied the emotional video with the song “Slipping Through My Fingers” from the 2008 movie “Mamma Mia!”
Through the caption, the younger Cyrus told fans that she wished the days were longer and expressed her love for her 60-year-old father.
While a few fans were worried that the Cyrus family had a disaster, others were thrilled to see father and daughter thriving in their relationship.
One person wrote that people could say whatever they wanted about Billy Ray, but they couldn’t take his role as a good father away from him.
Another gushed about how supportive the “Hannah Montana” was when it came to his kids. A third follower joked that it was beautiful of Noah to help “this poor homeless man.”
The outpour of love from fans caused Billy Ray to share the video in a now-deleted Instagram post.
Where his daughter was sappy, he chose to crack jokes claiming that “this is the most views this ole bikes had in a long time!”
He also asked his two million followers if they would like to see him build a ramp and jump around bales of hay with the bike.