My Darlin'

Songfacts®:

  • This song features Future. It was one of a number of tracks that Cyrus and the Atlanta rapper wrote together though it was the only one to make the final Bangerz tracklisting. Future explained to MTV News that he works off the vibe of an artist, without ever needing to write things down. "I never write. I usually just look at the artist's face and when I'm saying certain things, I see what moves them, so [there's] never no paper in the studio," he explained. "It's always me freestyling, [being] free-spirited, vibing and tryna pick her brain to see what she likes and what she don't like. See what she's going through by just having different conversations."

    This song came from conversations with Cyrus. "Whenever she allowed me in her personal life through conversation, I tried to take that vibe and go to the booth. I told her, 'You've gotta embrace your fears. If something's bothering you, you've gotta run toward it," he said. "If you're crying about it, you need to cry till you can't cry anymore. If you try to hold it back, then it's gonna eat you up. But if you embrace [it], the music moves."
  • The song starts with Cyrus and Future crooning a few lines of Ben E. King's classic tune, "Stand By Me."

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