Noah Cyrus opened up about her new song “Young and Sad” during an Instagram live video on Saturday.
The 20-year-old elaborated on the track from her The End of Everything EP, saying it was difficult growing up as Miley’s younger sister. During the live stream, Noah broke down in tears discussing the criticism she faced while she was younger.
“I think just the message in the second verse, being born in the family I was in, everyone gave me such a hard time for having a hard time being Miley’s little sister,” she explained. “But you know, I always felt like I was that person that no one gave a s— about due to what people said to me online.”
“It was absolutely unbearable,” Noah added. “And that’s why I write, ‘My sister’s like sunshine, bringing good light wherever she’ll go/and I was born to rain clouds, blessed in her shadows.’ Because, that’s why everybody always says to me, that no matter what, I was going to be in that shadow.”
Noah admitted she thought she would “always” be in Miley’s shadow.
“That was something I heard my whole life, every single day, my whole life. It was either that or that I wasn’t enough in some way, whether it was the way I look or the way I am. Like I said the other day, sometimes I feel like I don’t even breathe right sometimes,” she shared.
Listen to the track below:
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