If you thought Cyrus-gate was dying down, sorry to be the bearer of bad news: on Monday, the 20-year-old singer will once again become the talk of the town when she releases the video for her new song, "Wrecking Ball." On Sept. 5, Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" cover made its debut when she tweeted the photo of the single's artwork and it seems like she's taking the tune's title very literally: the cover shows a (surprise!) scantily clad Cyrus posing on top of an actual wrecking ball.
There's no word on whether the "Wrecking Ball" video will contain as many giant teddy bears and shots of Cyrus's tongue as were in the now-infamous "We Can't Stop" video, but it's unlikely, considering the tone of the new single.
"Wrecking Ball" is a power ballad, with lyrics like "don't you ever say I just walked away, I will always want you" and "all I wanted was to break your walls, all you ever did was wreck me." It's loud and emotional, but it's a straightforward pop song that deserves a powerful music video, not a silly one. Hopefully, Cyrus and her team realized this and chose to leave the blow-up dolls at home when making the video.
Regardless of what the video is like, though, "Wrecking Ball" is a genuinely great song. It's comparable to any power ballad from Beyoncé or Kelly Clarkson, and even Cyrus's biggest detractors can't deny the strength of her voice.
Beyond the scandals and the controversies, Cyrus is first and foremost a singer, and with "Wrecking Ball," she proves that her talent is as strong as ever. Hopefully, the music video won't be too wild, but even if it is, nothing it might contain will be enough to distract from the power of the song.
"Wrecking Ball" is the second single off Bangerz, Cyrus's upcoming fourth album. It's set to be released on Oct. 4. Listen here: