‘It’s Destructive and Toxic’: Aubrey O’Day On The Music Industry and Why She Wants To Work With Miley Cyrus (EXCLUSIVE)

By: Taryn Ryder / May 8, 2012

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When Celebrity Apprentice star Aubrey O’Day isn’t going at it with Arsenio Hall, the 28-year-old ex-Danity Kane singer is in the studio, recording music.

She has just released a new single “Wrecking Ball” and O’Day chatted with Celebuzz all about her new song — and how she would love to work with Miley Cyrus!

What was the inspiration for your new song?
Well Pia Toscana wrote the song and David Hodge produced it, who has worked with Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Daughtry, he’s a great producer. I really wanted to go in a different direction with the song. I really wanted to have more of a track that depended on my vocals rather than the production of the track.

I loved the idea behind the song– being in a relationship that is so toxic that you have to be the wrecking ball and you have to be the one to end and take it away and destroy it. I think a lot of time when you hear love songs in pop songs they focus on being hurt or someone taking it away from you, and instead this one is kind of empowering and taking it away and wrecking it and destructing something that is destructing you. I loved it and I’m so happy to be able to work with them they were amazing.

Who would you like to work with now that you’re going a different direction musically?
Yeah there are so many amazing producers. Everyone from Doctor Luke to any of the producers that we worked with, with Danity Kane.

You mentioned Doctor Luke, who has collaborated with Miley Cyrus. Would she be someone you would want to work with?
Absolutely, I love Miley. I think she is so amazing and so talented. I’ve met her on and off with being in the industry and she has been really great. She is so sweet. We are all sweet girls until we have been in it for a long time, and then the industry can be really destructive and toxic. You just have to figure out where you can stand and still maintain a strong sense of self.

It seems like music right now is all about Katy Perry, Rihanna, and pop music. What is your take on the music industry today?
A lot of it is dance music and that electro euro sound in the club. It’s what you would normally hear five years ago. I think it’s great when music evolves and it will, it will grow past this phase and go through another phase and I think that true artists make music because they love it. That’s what [Katy and Rihanna] do.