Miley Cyrus is finally sharing her insights on why she has developed a dislike for touring. The acclaimed singer, known for hits like Wrecking Ball and Flowers has taken to her TikTok account to express why embarking on tours is not conducive to her overall well-being. In a series of videos titled Used To Be Young (the name of her new single), Cyrus, who rose to fame as the star of Hannah Montana, explains her experience in depth and also shares her personal perspective on the subject of touring in the music industry.
What has Miley Cyrus said about touring?
In the videos posted on TikTok, the singer talked extensively about the matter and said that what people don’t really “understand about touring — is the show is only 90 minutes, but that’s your life. If you’re performing at a certain level of intensity and excellence, there should be an equal amount of recovery and rest. There’s a level of ego that has to play a part that I feel gets overused when I’m on tour. And once that switch is on, it’s hard to turn it off. I think when you’re training your ego, every single night to be active — that’s the hardest switch for me to turn off.” She also talked about how performing live shows wasn’t healthy for her and made her feel “disconnected.”
Miley Cyrus’ stance against touring isn’t really a new one. Earlier this year, the singer explained that she hasn’t toured for a while and didn’t have a desire to tour again, adding explained that it wasn’t because she wasn’t connected with her fans. “I cant,” she told British Vogue. “Not only can’t, because can’t is your capability, but my desire. Do I want to live my life for anyone else’s pleasure or fulfillment other than my own?” She further added that she believes performing is far from “natural” and that it’s so “isolating because if you’re in front of 100,000 people then you are alone.”
“Having every day the relationship between you and other humans being subject and observer isn’t healthy for me, because it erases my humanity and my connection and without my humanity [and] my connection I can’t be a songwriter, which is my priority.”Miley Cyrus in some recent TikTok videos