Miley Cyrus' Lana del Rey Cover Reminds Us That She Can Really Sing
GET READY, EVERYONE. Hell must have frozen over or something, because it appears that Miley Cyrus really did just release a performance that didn't have any twerking in it. Sure, she sticks her tongue once, but hey, baby steps? It's progress, and that's the important thing. The momentous event happened at BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge in the UK, when Miley Cyrus covered Lana del Rey's hit "Summertime Sadness" for an acoustic, stripped down performance. And for once, I don't mean stripped down literally.
BBC Radio 1 actually has a solid track record of delivering good covers by unexpected artists — Justin Timberlake covered the Jacksons' "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)," CHVRCHES covered Whitney Houston's "It's Not Right, But It's Okay," Kings of Leon covered Robyn's "Dancing On My Own," and Jared Leto covered Rihanna's "Stay," to name a few — so this cover from Cyrus actually isn't that bad.
In fact, it reminded me for the first time since I heard her excellent cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene" that she can actually sing when she's not twerking or lighting up joints on stage at awards shows in Europe.
You can check out the cover below. Who else thinks it's time for Cyrus to release an unplugged album?