Miley Cyrus has responded to critics who question her deeper voice, saying dipping into the lower vocal register allows her to experiment with songs and that it has led to her evolution as an artist. She’s never been shy to shut down a hater, and this was no different.
In an interview with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich for the Interview Magazine, the 28-year-old said she’s rediscovered herself as a rock artist ever since she began hitting the lower register.
“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? Where’s your f—ing falsetto, bitch? Why can’t you sing the high octave of ‘Party in the U.S.A.’ anymore?'”
The “Wrecking Ball” songstress said she expresses herself throw her voice and this is “how I represent myself.” She added that of all the people she’s worked with, many occasionally criticize her deeper voice.
“I’ve worked with so many people who tell me, ‘We’re going to have to bring in a singer to hit those high parts.’ You know, ‘falsetto’ is this Latin term for when a boy goes through puberty, but they still want him to sing in the choir. It means ‘false.'”
The “Hannah Montana” star said she’s grateful she’s been able to to experiment with her songs due to the voice she’s developed over the years. She added that her band “take my original songs, and turn them on their head, and make them kick ass.”
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