Noah Cyrus Opens Up About Her Struggles with Anxiety and Depression

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Noah Cyrus may be blissfully in love, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have any problems.

The 18-year-old singer opened up about her struggles with anxiety and depression in a new interview with L’Officiel USA. She told the publication that her new EP would explore the darker emotions that she’s dealt with throughout the years.

“This EP is mostly just about how my emotions have been, and about my anxiety, and about how I’ve been struggling with depression, and how it’s okay to feel those feelings,” she said. “A lot of people like to judge you, and make fun of you on the Internet, and people make you feel crazy whenever you’re in a depression or having anxiety or having a panic attack. It’s about that and being sad and having your emotions and not being able to ignore the feelings you’re having.”

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The “Make Me Cry” crooner is known for her melancholy tunes, and it sounds like her new music will keep the same vibe going. She also told fans they can expect more “emo” songs from her moving forward.

“This next series of my art and my music is going to be an exploration of a more ’emo’ side for sure,” she told L’Officiel. “I think that probably stems from growing up with Trace Cyrus in my house because he was the king of emo.”

There’s no denying that her older bro, the lead singer of Metro Station, was an emo icon (we’re still singing “Shake It” to this day TBH.) But Noah is developing a brand of music that’s all her own with the help of her new boyfriend, Lil Xan. The two have been super lovey-dovey on social media as of late, and Noah looks happier than ever. But she assured fans that she’ll always be “emo.”

On her Instagram story, she wrote, “For the past two years I’ve been going thru some really heavy mental sh*t. I meet someone and I’m happy. So we post a sh*t load cus we want people to see how happy we are… I have and always will be your sad emo noie. But right now this is the happiest sad emo noie due to this man right here.”

i cant wait for them to hear what we’ve made ☁️🖤

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Can you be emo and happy at the same time? We might have to get back to you on that one, but at least Noah seems to be in a good place!