“She has a powerful voice. As producers, you got to know how to handle that,” Marcos “Kosine” Palacios of Da Internz told MTV News. The producers recently worked with the singer on tracks for the release, on which she apparently got “explicit.” “With the songs you still want to make these moments and have these moments [where] she can really showcase that crazy voice she has.”
Over the course of her career, Cyrus has tried a bit of everything, including dance and country, but this time around, genre isn’t dictating her creative process. “I have to say, like, it’s different,” Ernest “Tuo” Clark explained. “From the song that we did, the couple of records we did, it’s totally different; even the stuff we heard Pharrell do, it’s like a twist. It’s, like, something that’s new. … It’s definitely creative… she definitely knows what she wants.”
Da Internz have produced more urban-sounding records in the past for artists like Rihanna and Big Sean, so working with Miley was a step in a very different direction. But it was a welcomed change of pace.
Kos explained, “How do you approach working with Miley Cyrus? That’s why it’s important to work with someone. Like she came in and we just got to talk and get into her world. Miley just wants to have a good time. We made sure we put a bunch of energy into the music [and so when she performs these records] she’s in a place where she’s ready to have a good time and not be held down. She’s ready to just turn up, have a good time.”
Miley certainly is a different woman than when she dropped Can’t Be Tamed in 2010. Since then, she’s moved on from the Mouse House to RCA Records and got engaged to “Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth . All of that may or may not make the lyrical content of the record.
“She’s rapping about like tap dancing, flipping over chairs, you know?” Tuo joked, with Kos laughing, “[And] crashing Lamborghinis.”
While we’re fairly certain those aren’t the topics that she’s addressing on the release, one thing’s for sure. “I can say it’s definitely going to shock a lot of people; definitely grown up,” Tuo said. “It’s natural; it’s not her trying to do like pop, four on the floor. What she did was, I just feel like, was different and needed in the game and, then, for her a huge ‘wow’ factor.”