The Cyrus family has a long pedigree of talented musicians: from country hitmaker and patriarch Billy Ray, to pop megastar Miley, to Metro Station's Trace, and now the clan's biggest push, 17-year-old Noah. "Get ready, because 2017 is about to be Noah's year," Miley warned the world at the iHeartRadio Music Awards earlier this month.
Last November, Noah entered the Top 40 arena with the release of her debut single "Make Me (Cry)," an R&B-tinged pop duet with British writer-producer Labrinth who she partnered with in early 2016. During Noah's appearance on On Air with Ryan Seacrest Wednesday morning, she said the song became a conversational duet after writing and recording every line they were spitballing in the recording studio.
"[Labrinth] works really slow! So I recorded it, we wrote it, we finished it in the studio, and I got it back two months later," she said. "It took forever! By that time, I was like, 'Are we ever going to get this song back from Labrinth?' Like I really didn't know. And then when I got it back, I called everybody and I was like, 'I really want this to be the first single.'"
Noah followed up "Make Me (Cry)" with the somber acoustic ballad "Almost Famous," a track about falling in love at the wrong time with the inclusion of lyrics like, "You were the right face at the wrong time, love / I only wish I would've known it / Wouldn't have been so quick to give you up / when you got a good thing you should hold it."
Noah said she cited a failed relationship with a boy who she "really liked and was obsessed with," but ended up losing interest in after spending too much time together. "The next song we're about to do is about a breakup...The song is about [me wishing] I wouldn't have broken up with him," she said. But when Seacrest suggested a reconciliation, Noah answered: "No, I don't think I want to. I've moved on! I've had to sing 'Almost Famous' for such a long time. I think I'm over it."
Her tracks "Make Me (Cry)" and "Almost Famous" -- the former track is available on iTunes now -- are expected to appear on her debut studio album NC-17 (via RECORDS), which hasn't received an official release date.
In September, Noah will take the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Daytime Village in Las Vegas on September 23. She joins a stacked lineup featuring Flume, French Montana, Kelsea Ballerini, Judah & the Lion, Hey Violet, and All Time Low. Tickets to the event, held at the Las Vegas Village on The Strip across from Luxor Hotel and Casino, are available through Ticketmaster here.
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