Miley Cyrus’ ‘WTF Do I Know’ Is About ‘Being Less Mainstream’: ‘I’m Gonna Stand Out No Matter What’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Miley Cyrus performs during day five of Glastonbury Festival on June 30, 2019 in Glastonbury, England.

Singer Miley Cyrus’ profession evolution is one thing to behold. She’s gone towards the grain arguably greater than some other artist from her Disney Channel period. Her newest album, Plastic Hearts, reveals a completely new aspect to her, as evidenced on tracks like “WTF Do I Know.” Here’s what Cyrus stated in regards to the inspiration behind the track.

Miley Cyrus’ new album is Plastic Hearts

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Miley Cyrus introduced her seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts, in October 2020. “I began this album over 2 years ago,” she tweeted. After citing the fireplace that burned down her Malibu house in 2018, Cyrus famous, “It never felt right to release ‘my story’… with a huge chapter missing,” explaining how her EP collection changed into this album.

Weeks later, Cyrus revealed the tracklist for the album. It contains Plastic Hearts‘ first two singles — “Midnight Sky” and “Prisoner (feat. Dua Lipa) — as well as collaborations with the likes of Joan Jett and Billy Idol. There are also unlisted covers. “Think you’ll love it — + if you don’t — f*ck you,” Cyrus wrote.

The artist doesn’t assume she’s ‘special’

Miley Cyrus performs during day five of Glastonbury Festival on June 30, 2019 in Glastonbury, England.
Miley Cyrus performs throughout day 5 of Glastonbury Festival on June 30, 2019 in Glastonbury, England. | Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage

From her followers to her critics, many reward Cyrus for being one-of-a-kind. She solid a singular path from preteen TV star, to pop icon, to bonafide rocker overlaying traditional hits. But whereas the artist acknowledges how she is totally different, she doesn’t assume that makes her higher than anybody else.

“Uniqueness to me is my religion — just being the one and only,” Cyrus advised Zane Lowe for Apple Music. “And that is not a superpower I have,” she clarified. “As unique as I am, I’m not special,” defined Cyrus. “Because, in a way, we’re all just special. Everybody’s special. Then one star isn’t brighter than the other.”

Marc Jacobs taught Cyrus to embrace being a public determine

Miley Cyrus (L) and Marc JacobsMiley Cyrus (L) and Marc Jacobs
Miley Cyrus (L) and Marc Jacobs | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs

One particular person Cyrus spoke to about this principle is designer Marc Jacobs, telling him, “I’m like everybody else.” He disagreed along with her, saying, “You will never, ever blend in. You will always stand out. Even if you decide today you don’t want to be ‘you’ anymore, you’re always going to be you. You’re born with that.”

The singer acknowledged he was proper: Regardless of her career, she is who she is. “I would still be me, no matter what,” Cyrus advised Lowe. “There would be an attraction, and there would be a magnetic pool that made people want to come to me. That’s who I am.” She added, “So I just embraced it. Instead of trying to run from it.”

‘WTF Do I Know’ reveals off her ‘unapologetic way’

Cyrus advised Lowe about songs from Plastic Hearts, together with the primary observe, “WTF Do I Know.” She sang the lyrics, “I don’t want to have another conversation/Probably won’t want to play me on your station/I’m gonna pour out a bottle full of my frustration/Here to tell you something that I don’t know.”

“It was a little bit about the frustration of the unapologetic way that I do write my songs can make them feel in a more alternative space,” Cyrus defined. “Especially this last record, I would say. And me being a woman and this aggressive idea then makes it, in a way, less mainstream. Because there’s still a politeness that’s expected [of me].”

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