Miley Cyrus has evolved since her Hannah Montana days, but she can look back with a smile.
While celebrating the release of her latest single “Malibu”, the 24-year-old pop star stopped by Radio Disney on Thursday, and she was surprised when the magical folks at the station pulled up some throwback footage of her audition tape for the Disney channel eleven years ago.
“You all are going to freak out,” Miley said of her audition tape. “By the way, my T-shirt says ‘I should have my own TV show.’ That is so funny. That is crazy. That is a jewel. That is a gem.”
“The first time I was ever in this building, which I drove to from Nashville with my mom…I had to sign in at the desk right there and tell them, ‘I’m here for an audition,'” Miley remembered.
For four seasons, Miley played the titular character on Hannah Montana, an ordinary girl by day and a famous singer by night, from 2006 to 2011.
“I auditioned with a song that I had written (with a friend of my dad’s) called ‘We’re Going to the Beach.’ And it was about being in Nashville and leaving to go to the beach. And that (the beach) being a paradise and a home… that’s the paradise to live. When you want to take a break you go to the beach and all your worries are gone,” she continued.
“Now promoting this new song ‘Malibu,’ that coming from Nashville I never would have imagined living in Malibu at this time in my life or by the ocean because I grew up on a farm. And now it’s just sort of ironic that these two songs are from the same person, just (almost) fifteen years later,” the former Disney Channel star explained.
Miley, whose last album was Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz in 2015, previously told Billboard that “Malibu” was partly inspired by her rekindled romance with fiancé Liam Hemsworth, whom she lives with in Malibu, California.
It’s been an exciting and busy week for Miley who released her first song after a long hiatus. She will be performing “Malibu” for the first time this Saturday at 102.7 KIISFM’s Wango Tango, and the singer will head to Las Vegas later this month to sing the single at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
While her music career will continue to take her all over the world, Miley considers her animal haven in Malibu as home.
“I have two pigs, seven dogs, two little horses and three cats …so I can’t live without having land and space and animals around me,” she said during her interview in Radio Disney. “It’s kind of like bringing Nashville out to LA so that I can be able to work and be able to be in California where I can keep making music, but also feel like I’m back home too at the same time.”
Miley’s full interview with Radio Disney airs Wednesday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m., PT/ 5:00 p.m., ET on Radio Disney and the Radio Disney app.