She might have had a show called Hannah Montana Forever, but Miley Cyrus is well aware that not everything can last forever, nor should it. Just like Miley Stewart eventually took off her blonde wig when she was ready, Cyrus has no qualms about moving on whenever she feels it’s best. In fact, her new song, “Midnight Sky” speaks to the concept of forever.
In a recent interview with Sirius XM radio, Cyrus opened up about the inspiration for her new song and video. While many people speculated that “Midnight Sky” speaks to Cyrus’ 10 year relationship with her ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, or her 10 month relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Cody Simpson, the singer admits that the song is actually about stigma and the societal pressure that often get placed about women.
Miley Cyrus opens up about her new song, ‘Midnight Sky’
“You know, you asked me to kind of explain briefly what my song is about,” the Hannah Montana alum began before going into detail about her new song. “And I think it’s my relationship with the stigma. That ‘forever,’ if it’s not successful or if you claimed something to be forever and you fail, then you’re a failure. And I just don’t think that. I think we’re kind of set up for devastation—in that, from the time we’re little kids, we’re taught to claim other humans as our best friends forever, and you just don’t know who you’re going to be sitting with here right now,” Cyrus shared.
The “Mother’s Daughter” singer also shared that forever was often an unrealistic goal because human beings are constantly changing. “You never know who you’re going to evolve to be and who they’re going to evolve to be,” Cyrus stated. “So I think that we, especially as women in relationships, a lot of the time we can get villainized when ‘forever’ doesn’t happen. And I think that you’re just really setting yourself up to kind of be disappointed—and not from a bitter or resentful way, but from a realistic and logical standpoint, especially in modern society.”
The ‘Hannah Montana’ alum received lots of backlash after her divorce from ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth
Cyrus knows all too well what it’s like to be villainized, especially since she’s been a celebrity for over 15 years. When the news broke that she and Hemsworth split after only seven months of marriage, plenty of blame was placed at Cyrus’ feet. In fact, the rumors got so bad that the “Robot” singer felt the need to address them on her social media pages.
“I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating,” Cyrus declared on Twitter shortly after the pair split. “Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will,” she added.
Cyrus looks back on her past relationship with love
It seems that a year later, Cyrus has nothing but positive things to say about her relationship with Hemsworth, at least publicly. “I’m in a place where I just look at it and I love it and respect it and it just is such an amazing time in my life. The relationship that I had for 10 years was an amazing time in my life.”