Pharrell Williams has divulged details concerning Miley Cyrus' new album, telling MTV News that the disc won't be "that hip-hop."
Speaking of his working relationship with the 20-year old, the Get Lucky singer said: "I love Miley — she's really honestly at the core a good person and it's always cool to work with Southern people,
"Not that I don't love working with West Coast, Midwest and East Coast people, but Southern people just have this thing where... sort of a Southern value kicks in and along with that value is also that Southern appreciation."
He continued: "Coming from Nashville, she just sort of appreciates things in a different way and it comes through in her performance and her aspiration.
"That's my lil sis. She knows what she wants to do and at the tender age that she is now, she's just getting started."
In addition to Pharrell's contributions, Miley has also worked with ATL producer Mike Will Made It on her new single We Can't Stop
- which includes some chopped-and-screwed elements and leans away from the electro influence of her Disney days.
The LP will also include a feature from Wiz Khalifa
and possibly even French Montana
, but don't expect the hip-hop lean on the LP to be too heavy.
Pharrell explained: "It's just gonna sound like her and her influences, but it's not that hip-hop heavy. That's not what she does, that's not where she comes from. It's a part of what she loves, which is a very big difference.
"I would expect that there would be elements of the things that she's into, but nothing rules her."
He added: "She's a fiery Sagittarius; she can't be put into a box. None of us can anyway. All of us like a little of this and a little of that, in terms of the elements of our influences."
Miley herself also addressed her personality, also telling MTV News that some people have got her all wrong.
The Can't Be Tamed star stated: "People more think of me as someone that - like what We Can't Stop is really about, they think of me as a party animal. Which I am - a self-proclaimed party animal. But I'm also the hardest-working person you'll ever know.
"People will remember - mums of course remember their daughters watching [Hannah Montana
], and kids remember watching the show, but that's not who they think I am."
She went on: "People have a misunderstanding, I think... Actually, people don't now, though, because I do so much on my own like putting out my twerk video, even.
"The biggest thing people say to me is, 'I love that you don't care what people think', because I don't, but in the best way possible. I could take all the constructive criticism in the world, but I don't really care…"
Cyrus added: "Of course I want people to love my music, but at the end of the day I make music for me. I make music because I love it and like I say, I put good energy into it so it will be all good."