In a current sit-down dialog forward of Dolly Parton‘s new album Rockstar, she and Hayley Williams found they’ve one thing in frequent aside from their house base in Nashville: Their love for Miley Cyrus.
Arriving Nov. 17, Rockstar is a 30-track compilation of each new songs and covers of basic rock songs, that includes a protracted checklist of collaborators spanning Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks, Elton John and extra. Additionally included on the mission’s visitor checklist is Cyrus, Parton’s real-life goddaughter; final month, the pair shared a duet model of the 30-year-old pop star’s 2013 hit “Wrecking Ball,” which is able to seem on the album.
“Yours and Miley’s voices are good collectively,” Williams instructed Parton of the collaboration of their interview, revealed by Consequence Monday (Nov. 6). “You on this tune, it seems like a tune that you could possibly have written.”
“Nicely, I want I had written that tune,” replied the “9 to five” singer. “Miley, I’m loopy about. I don’t suppose individuals even know the way gifted she is.”
“I feel what, sadly, individuals do is actually underestimate primarily based on presentation or primarily based on the truth that she got here from Disney,” agreed the Paramore frontwoman. “And she or he’s already confirmed that she’s acquired the chops: She’s an excellent singer, a author.”
“Her comedic timing I feel is unbelievable,” Parton added. “She’s an excellent author and that voice… I feel she’s the brand new, modern-day rock chick. That factor that’s acquired the grit and the soul and the intercourse enchantment. She’s acquired that voice when she will go down in that bourbon and cigarette voice, however she will additionally sing a tune so delicate. I imply, she’s simply acquired all the pieces she wants.”
The pair additionally spoke about politics, songwriting, philanthropy, shifting genres and the occasion that impressed Parton to make Rockstar within the first place: Her 2022 induction into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame, which she was initially hesitant to simply accept as a rustic artist. “I nonetheless didn’t really feel like I’d earned it,” she defined to Williams. “And I had typically talked about doing a rock album, and effectively, I’m additionally not one to overlook timing. So I assumed, if I’m ever gonna do it, I’m doing it now, so I can really feel I earned it.”
One other star identified for pivoting away from nation music — albeit rather more completely than Parton — is Taylor Swift, who not too long ago opened up about why she admires the “Jolene” musician. “She’s by no means stopped difficult herself to clear new hurdles and discover new territory artistically, and I feel that speaks to her nice curiosity in regards to the human situation,” Swift instructed the Hollywood Reporter final week. “She’s a legendary empath and the storyteller for the ages. She’s additionally having probably the most enjoyable doing it.”