Miley Cyrus might be about 300,000 Twitter followers away from revealing her album title, but one of the folks she worked with is already spilling some details about the project.
think ill release my album title if I get to 13 mill 💣💣💣 hint: *******
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) July 10, 2013
Songwriter/producer Sean Garrett, who has penned songs for Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Fergie, opened up to MTV News about hitting the studio with the singer as she prepares to launch her post-Disney music career.
“Man, that was a really, really exciting relationship, just getting in the studio with Miley. This was my first time working with her, and I actually thought she was going to be a lot different, to be honest with you,” he said. “But she is down-to-earth and so funny … Being that she’s had so much success, sometimes you work with certain artists and they be so into themselves, but she was so down-to-earth.”
“It made the music-making process so much easier,” he added. “When you’ve got someone who’s cool and understands that it’s about taking your life and putting it on music and actually putting it on tape, the songs were coming so easy and the conversation was so easy.”
Not only did Miley book time with the hitmaker, but also a handful of other A-list producers including Pharrell and Mike Will Made It, who produced the album’s lead single, “We Can’t Stop.” And hearing her work with those other producers convinced Garrett he wanted in on the project as well.
“By the way, I was already a fan of what I had already heard. I wanted to be a part of that. Miley is a fun girl who really don’t give a damn about what you think about her,” he said. “I really commend that just because to be so young and to have been so successful people get into your ear and they break you down … but she’s just hell bent on being herself. She’s cute as a button and she been twerking, just having fun, just getting in and making great music. Her album is dynamic. It’s dope.”
Miley has set the tone for the release with her hip-hop-influenced, mid-tempo party jam, “We Can’t Stop,” but Garrett didn’t want to reveal too much about what the few tracks he’s recorded with her sound like. “You know, sonically, man, we just kept it fun and insightful, talked about some real everyday life stuff that kids relate to,” he said. “It’s not too heavy. It’s not corny though. No BS. It’s just real s—, man, just having fun, not being put in a box and that’s what I like about her.”