I guess a lot of you have heard Miley Cyrus’s new song ‘Wrecking Ball’ from her fourth studio album titled “Bangerz”. If not then you must have seen the music video. It set a new record for the most views on YouTube in 24 hours. So, what are people talking about? As with anything Miley, the most recent trend is that people hate her or they love her. Especially since she started to sell her ‘sex appeal’. Am I a fan of Miley Cyrus? Well I got to know about her because of Hannah Montana and after that she went into a full singing career, which I didn’t really follow but I did know what songs she released even if I didn’t listen to them. The two songs which I have heard are ‘We Can’t Stop’ and now ‘Wrecking Ball’. I don’t want to say anything about ‘We Can’t Stop’. I really don’t. The one I want to talk about is Wrecking Ball and the music video….Lord, the music video!
The start is quite interesting. The way she sings the song and the video of her crying and being vulnerable was a treat after most recent twerking performance at the award show. But then things change. For worse or better? I don’t know. We see her in very less clothes with a hammer, surrounded by three walls and a wrecking ball that breaks down the walls as the video continues. With that, Miley’s clothes also disappear and don’t even get me started on the hammer. Damn! It’s like it’s her boyfriend or something…Objectophilia much?!
Anyway, she then gets on top of the wrecking ball while it swings around everywhere, with a naked Miley on top. Yup, that’s the video. Miley crying on screen, wearing little clothes, making out with a hammer and riding the wrecking ball in her birthday suit.
The video aside. I liked the song. Especially the start of it. Didn’t like the main lyrics though…’I came in like a wrecking ball’. The rest of the song is nice. It has angst and she’s talking about a relationship that was wrecking her and she had to leave and wreck him even though she still loved him, etc. I enjoyed the song even more when I imagined it being sung by Lana Del Rey.
I am still waiting for Miley to give me a ‘singing style’. You know, like the one that Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Demi Lovato, Rihanna and other singers have. I still don’t know the kind of sings that are to be specifically linked to Miley, etc. I might be repeating what other critics have said that she needs to concentrate less on selling her sex appeal and make people talk more about her singing. Let’s see the next thing she does.