Miley Cyrus gave a passionate speech on love and patience at the 2021 BottleRock Napa Valley Festival last weekend as a prelude to her cover of Janis Joplin's 1969 classic 'Maybe'.
“This song, to me, relates to the changes that I’ve been experiencing in my life, and the things that I’ve lost have come back in what I never knew I wanted or needed to gain,” the Wrecking Ball hitmaker shared, according to NME, noting that she needed to rebuild after her Malibu home was destroyed by a fire in 2018. “Even though sometimes it feels like we have to start from nothing, like with the house fire, and completely rebuild. That fire was almost three years ago and I’m just feeling like I’m starting to find my stability now.”
Cyrus asked fans to remember that "nothing worth anything happens overnight" and that they should instead focus on things that will help them "rebuild a stable foundation".
The singer opened up about her own need to rebuild after struggles she's faced in her love life. Cyrus finalized her divorce from ex-husband Liam Hemsworth in late 2020.
“I had a theory I would die if I didn’t have a partner – if I didn’t have someone to kiss me every single night,” she confessed. “But this was taken from me during Covid, so then I found a new purpose and that’s music (which) is the glue over the last two years and it was what was keeping us strong at the time.”
She concluded her speech by thanking her fan for their undying support and acknowledging how "fortunate" she is to be a musician.
“I want to thank you guys for giving me this platform to do what I love for the people that I love, which are all of you,” she added.