MILEY BY MAGNUM
Uncover Miley's different layers
“The greatest super-power we have is our individuality. As I’ve evolved as an artist, I’ve been able to explore the different layers of who I am and what brings me pleasure.”
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How do your different layers come into play in your music?
Miley: “By being experimental in my lifestyle and my art and my musical choices or whether it's working on different films, I think I represent being layered as an individual, as being an artist. I think by having that fearlessness when it comes to trying something new. So, whether that is honoring country music, which is obviously a big part of my childhood and growing up, but then doing pop music that I also adore, and to celebrating rock and roll which so many revolutionary female artists paved this path that I'm walking down now. Being layered is really important to trying new things.”
What does being true to pleasure mean to you?
Miley: “Being true to pleasure for me is feeling fully fulfilled at the end of the day, knowing that you tried something that scared you, that you conquered it, maybe even if you failed, by trying you succeeded because you didn't just live in that fear.”
Why does this campaign by Magnum appeal to you?
Miley: “Working with Magnum was super attractive to me because I love any time that there is a brand that is encouraging authenticity and that aligns with my own brand, which is supporting people to be who they really are. Then not trying to change me to fit a brand, but instead working together and really taking that word collaboration and both of us bringing something to the table.”
Why do you think it’s important to experience pleasure?
Miley: “It's important to experience pleasure because being thrilled and having something that really exhilarates you and that makes you feel, it just reminds us of how lucky we are to have these human experiences, to be on this planet together. I love any time that I feel human. Sometimes, being afraid, being even heartbroken, those are things that make you feel human. Those are things that remind you that you're here, that you're alive, that you're having this experience. And then pleasure, excitement, friendships, love, romance. All those things remind you that you're human. Especially with what I do, sometimes I think people expect me to be superhuman, to not be afraid, to be able to perform in front of thousands of people without fear. That's just not being a human being.”
What pleasure can you not live without?
Miley: “Pleasures that I can't live without besides just making my music, is self-expression. Whether that's what I choose to wear every day, who I choose to surround myself with, being able to express myself and externalize everything that internally is going on in me is really important. It's my entire purpose in existence is to be able to be expressive.”
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