Following the debut of her breezy new love song “Malibu,” Miley Cyrus received a lot of feedback for her massive change in artistic direction. With her impending return as a coach on Season 13 of The Voice, naturally her fellow costars are being asked how they feel about her abandoning hip-hop music.
Prior to the taping of Monday night’s episode of the singing series, Voice coaches Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, and Adam Levine discussed their true feelings on her new music direction on the red carpet.
“I’m looking forward to that,” responded Keys when asked if she’s excited to see a new side of Cyrus. “I’ll never forget the one time I saw her sing ‘Jolene’…That was the first time I heard her sing like THAT.”
Keys goes on to praise Cyrus for getting back in touch with the things that raised her. Levine chimes in, commenting on how her bizarre choice of clothing can sometimes take away from how immensely talented she really is.
“She looks like something that came out of a Lucky Charms box,” said Levine. “But like when you take all that away she has an epic, amazing voice…She’s so talented.”
Stefani, who hasn’t worked with Cyrus on the show, said she hopes her new song is reminiscent of “The Climb,” describing it as one of her all time favorite songs. “Malibu” was released on all media platforms yesterday May 11, quickly climbing to No.1 on iTunes.
You can watch the full interview below.