Miley Cyrus wants to be down so bad.
The former Disney-actress-turned-twerk-star recently told producers that she’s aiming for a “urban” and “Black” sound on her new album.
In an interview with Vibe, songwriting brothers Timothy and Theron Thomas detailed the inspiration behind “We Can’t Stop,” the 20-year-old’s latest let’s-get-turnt-up summer banger.
“When you listen to the Miley Cyrus record that we did, it’s not ratchet but it definitely has a lot of urban feel to it,” Timothy said. “She was like, ‘I want urban, I just want something that just feels Black.’”
Theron went on to say that the record reflects realistic part of the young singer’s life. “They played it for Miley and she had just come from partying. She was like, ‘I was just partying with my friends and everything you just said in this song I seen,'” he said. “‘I was looking at it from standing on a couch with my friends, just chilling in the cut and looking around the club like whoa…I’m hearing the song like that was my weekend. I have to do this song,’ [she said] and then we just got connected from there.”
The Thomas brothers are responsible for hits like Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” and Kelly Rowland’s “Kisses Down Low.”
Listen to Miley Cyrus’ new track below, then click through the slides to find five other singers who’ve tried to go the “urban” route — some passed while other failed miserably.