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Interview:
Noah Cyrus at Saint Andrews 5 Things To Know
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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Yes, it's another Cyrus...



Noah Cyrus -- daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, sister of pop star Miley and rocker Trace -- is continuing in the "family business" on both (musical) stage and screen. Named one of Time magazine's 30 Most Influential Teens last year, the 18-year-old has acted in film and TV -- including her father's "Doc" and in Miley’s "Hannah Montana" franchise -- and is now focusing on a music career with her new EP, "Good Cry."



Cyrus is in the early stages of everything at this point, but she already has plenty behind her and, if her family work ethic is any indication, we'll be hearing plenty from her for years to come...



• Cyrus released her first single back in 2010 and has been pushing her music career since 2016's platinum "Make Me (Cry)" with Labrinth. She also abandoned a planned album, "NC17," in favor of the "Good Cry" EP. "That album was full of songs I didn't want out," Cyrus says by phone, "that I didn't believe in> I always believe in putting out music that is true to you and personal to you, 'cause the song's meaning is nothing if it doesn't mean anything to the artist. So I scrapped 'NC17' and wrote 'Good Cry.'"



• The EP is indeed more personal for Cyrus. "All of these songs were about the same person over a time of two years. I wrote all these songs whenever I was hurting, and whenever I needed something to turn to I would write these songs and hop in the studio, and that created 'Good Cry.' So it really is a special (project) for me."



• Cyrus says she doesn't mind baring her emotions so openly on the EDP, either. "That's the easiest thing for me. It's hard for me to write a song I'm not connected to, and it's hard for me to sing a song I'm not connected to. It was harder for me before, not writing personal records and just writing pop songs. Once I figured that out, that's when everything fell into place. I talked to the label and I talked to management and everything and was like, 'This is the lane I'm going in and here's a song I wrote in Bali called 'Good Cry.' I want this to be the title track for the EP,' and we went from there."



• Cyrus' next step is a full-length album, but there are no concrete plans in place yet. "That's something I really haven't figured out; I just have some songs that I've had for years that I know I want to go on it. But I haven't had one session for the album yet. I'm just taking it one step at a time, and 'Good Cry' just came out so I'm really focusing on that right now."



• Cyrus says "would love to do some more acting, definitely, but right now her emphasis is "music, music, music. Eventually I feel like the right role will come along, but until then music is what I want to focus on."



Noah Cyrus performs Friday, Oct. 5, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. $20 and $28. 313-961-8961 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

Web Site: www.saintandrewsdetroit.com

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