Miley Cyrus Addresses Whether ‘Flowers’ Is About Liam Hemsworth
In a new interview with British Vogue, former The Voice coach Miley Cyrus addressed the speculation that her hit song “Flowers” was written as a dig at her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth. She explained that the song started out as something very different.
Miley Cyrus Talks ‘Flowers,’ Liam Hemsworth Rumors
On the song, released in January, Cyrus tells an ex-lover that she “can love me better than you can.” Fans speculated that the track (off her most recent album Endless Summer Vacation) was directed at the singer’s ex-husband, actor Liam Hemsworth.
“I never need to be a master at the craft of tricking an audience,” Cyrus told Vogue. “It will set itself on fire all by itself.”
Cyrus added that the song started out very different, with the chorus saying, “I can buy myself flowers, write my name in the sand, but I can’t love me better than you can.” Cyrus described it as “more, like, 1950s” and “the saddest song.” Instead, Cyrus opted to turn it into a “fake it till you make it” message.
As for her split from Hemsworth, the singer said she “wouldn’t erase my story or want it to be erased,” adding, “Having an interesting life makes for interesting storytelling.” She compared herself to a novelist inspired by various life experiences.
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Cyrus Reflects on Her Past Controversies
Cyrus also spoke to Vogue about her past controversies, explaining that when she was younger she attracted attention because she “was dividing myself from a character I had played” and wanted to prove that she was “not my parents.”
“I carried some guilt and shame around myself for years because of how much controversy and upset I really caused,” Cyrus told the magazine. “Now that I’m an adult, I realize how harshly I was judged. I was harshly judged as a child by adults and now, as an adult, I realize that I would never harshly judge a child.”
Cyrus said that a songwriter recently came to her with a “standard f**ked up in the club track.” She responded, “I’m two years sober. That’s not where I spend my time, you know.” The singer described herself as “evolved.”
She also teased some upcoming song lyrics, sharing, “I know I used to be crazy. I know I used to be fun. You say I used to be wild. I say I used to be young.”