Want to enjoy a Miley Cyrus song without having to even think of the word "twerk"? Just need a break from the Terry Richardson of it all that is the "Wrecking Ball" music video? Then this Gregory Brothers country cover of Cyrus' latest single may be for you. It's pretty rad.
Once you take it out of the context of the current let's-blame-Miley-for-the-downfall-of-society discussion that's going on, "Wrecking Ball"'s actually not a bad song. In fact, it's kind of catchy and touching.
The Gregory Brothers' mournful vocals cut to the core of the song — and it actually does us the service of reminding us of a Miley Cyrus video we love: Her cover of Dolly Parton classic "Jolene."
Add a banjo and a couple extra voices and "Wrecking Ball" becomes almost an entirely different entity. In the hands of these guys — the same dudes behind Auto-tune the news and "The Bed Intruder Song" — the song is revealed as the melancholy love song it was always meant to be.
Listening to this song you might almost entirely forget about that sledgehammer and the fact that you couldn't escape the Miley Cyrus headlines right now if you sold your computer and retreated into the woods.