If you ever want to hear some of your favorite pop stars rip the labels off to unveil different sides of their personas, then you might want to check out iHeartRadio's "Label Defiers with ZICO Coconut Water," which is currently available for streaming via the iHeartRadio app.
"Label Defiers" pits stars like Miley Cyrus, Charlie Puth and Demi Lovato into a space, where they can be free of pressure and speak their minds without worry of pretense. For the first episode, host Elvis Duran of the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show sat down with Cyrus and led a candid chat about her thoughts on the pressures of fitting into the pop mold, the reason she's so invested in her Happy Hippie foundation and younger sister Noah.
"I want to talk to them about what they're passionate about," Duran said at the beginning of the podcast. "What do they want to talk about? Because that's how we truly figure out what makes an artist tick. What makes them real."
For Cyrus, part of what makes her authentic is the connection that she has with her fanbase. Early into the podcast, the star spoke about how good it feels to make human contact. "People forget how important it is to communicate with people," she said. "I think that's what keeps me going to write more music. I actually want to connect with people. It was really a great time to play 'Inspired' in Manchester. You actually got to see the way your songs can affect people and the way that they can heal people, and use music for its full potential instead of just to have something played on the radio."
Take a listen to Miley Cyrus' full conversation below and click here for even more from the "Label Defiers" podcast.
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