Miley Cyrus is ‘less impressed’ with her smash hit ‘Wrecking Ball’ right now

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True story: circa Bangerz, I actually downloaded several Miley Cyrus songs. I loathed the “Wrecking Ball” video but I love the song as pure pop. I actually think “Adore You” is an underrated love song too. My point is that when Miley is working with the right producers and her image-phase is clicking, she can actually turn out some good pop music. I just don’t think the current phase of Miley is really clicking at any level. I mean, I see her name on the iTunes charts, so I guess someone is downloading her sh-t, but who are they and why? Why is anyone buying Country Miley Y’All? Especially when she’s trashing her “black appropriation phase”? I don’t know. Anyway, Miley covers the new issue of NME and guess what? She’s still trying to convince us that Country Miley Y’All is happening. What comes across is that Miley has apparently been listening to some focus groups, because she sounds like a malfunctioning pop-country fembot at times. Some highlights:

On her repeated threats to leave America if Trump won: “I didn’t leave the country. I’m not f–king leaving the country, that’s some ignorant s–t, that’s dumb. Because that’s me abandoning my country when I think I’ve got a good thing to say to my country. And trust me, I hear every day on my Instagram, ‘Just leave already! When are you going to leave?’ Well, that’s not going to be any good. Does it really matter where I am? Because wherever I am, my f–king voice is gonna be heard, and I’ll make sure of it.”

Her new song with Dolly Parton, “Rainbowland.” “Yep, and it’s also very political. One line is such a Dolly lyric – it says, ‘We are rainbows, me and you / Every colour, every hue’. And it’s about all these different races and genders and religions, if we all did come together to create and said, ‘Hey, we’re different, that’s awesome, let’s not change to be the same, let’s stay different but let’s come together anyway.’ Because a rainbow’s not a rainbow without all the different colours.”

The song she wrote for Hillary Clinton: “Well, ‘Inspired’, I wrote that for Hillary Clinton [but] I’m not fighting fire with fire, hate with hate. I’m fighting hate with love. I’m doing this concert this week in Vegas and for ‘Party In The USA’ the screens will say ‘education’ and ‘healthcare’ and ‘equality’, ‘justice’, ‘freedom’, ‘liberation’, ‘expression’. These things are what make up our country. It’s not a party in the USA if it’s filled with hate, discrimination, walls, violence, all these things.”

On ‘Wrecking Ball’: “You know, I should f–king be grateful every f–king day for that song, and I am. I think people look at things that they’ve done and there is this sense of shame, or ‘I wish I wouldn’t have done that’ – not because I’m naked, by the way; it’s because I feel like I’m in a deeper songwriting place… Lyrically I’m less impressed with that song for me right now. I feel like it doesn’t reflect who I am now, but that’s fine because it’s not supposed to… I’m sure I’ll say the same thing about this record at some point.”

Her new back-to-white image: “[Singles] ;Malibu’ and ‘Younger Now’ are obviously two f–king very different visuals in a way, but what binds them together is that they are both me. For Bangerz I was so one way, I was so ‘This is who I am, there’s nothing that’s gonna change it’, and you know, I did that on [Miley Cyrus & Her] Dead Petz too. Now, I think I have more of an open mind where I’m like, ‘OK, I can be a bunch of different things every day’, I don’t have to be so locked into myself because then I’m putting those walls and borders around myself that I tell everyone else not to give in to…. From the outside, like you said,…Dead Petz wasn’t a record for everyone… I think it ended up shutting some doors in the way of people making themselves less mentally available to listen. They think, ‘I’m already pissed off so I’m not listening to that, she’s crazy’. In a way, Younger Now is really about ageism and sexism too because I feel like as women get older it’s so hard, and I’m watching Madonna do it with such grace and such style and people still attack her… People just want to talk about how she shouldn’t do a f–king cartwheel at the Super Bowl and it’s like, why? Why can’t you still wear a grill, why can’t you still be a part of pop culture?”

[From NME via E! News]

“Dead Petz wasn’t a record for everyone… I think it ended up shutting some doors in the way of people making themselves less mentally available to listen.” That’s one of the most humble-braggy statements I think I’ve ever heard, especially because A) Dead Petz was a terrible album, B) notice she doesn’t even say “I ended up shutting some doors” she says “it”, C) “people making themselves less mentally available to listen” = Dead Petz was too “deep” for the common folk, the humble peasants who are buying Miley’s current country crap.

I also don’t understand why she’s trashing “Wrecking Ball” as a SONG. Talk trash about the video all you want, because the video f–king sucked. But the song is great. “It’s because I feel like I’m in a deeper songwriting place… Lyrically I’m less impressed with that song for me right now.” Yes, because her current song IS ABOUT RAINBOWS AND HOW WE’RE ALL IN THE RAINBOW BECAUSE WE’RE ALL DIFFERENT RACES. That’s so deep!!!!!

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  1. JustJen says:

    Is she physically incapable of keeping her damn tongue in her mouth???

    • Kristen820 says:

      I feel an almost uncontrollable urge to cut it off every time I see it. Not sure why it bothers me so much, but here we are…

    • Nancy says:

      OMG, I was just thinking the same thing, geesh. She looks better with her dark hair, and cute little outfit and then she pulls the Gene Simmons tongue…..not a good look. How old is she???

    • Beth says:

      It’s gross the way she keeps her tongue sticking of her mouth more than my dog. Is she trying to imitate the Rolling Stones tongue symbol?

    • Lightpurple says:

      I swear she does it to irk me. I take it personally. Put your damn tongue away, Miley!

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      hahahahahaha!!
      My comment was going to be, ” Put your stupid tongue back in you mouth, Miley”.

      She’s so annoying.

  2. Marty says:

    No, thank you. And really, her line about Madonna is peak white feminism.

  3. Tania says:

    I was so disappointed that Brooke Simpson chose to be on Miley’s team when JENNIFER HUDSON is sitting right there!

  4. Alison says:

    I agree with her thoughts on ageism in the industry. I didn’t listen to Dead Petz – I neither love nor hate Miley as an artist but I like her politics, I like that she is a boundary pusher, and I like that she seems like she is trying to do good things in the world. I also really like the imagery in her video for Younger Now – the lyrics and overall music is catchy too. Wrecking Ball to me is a meme generator and a modern day version of Nothing Compares 2 u. It may not be lyrically brilliant, but I’m sure it made her a ton of money.

    • derpshooter says:

      I hope you’re not agreeing with the part about Madonna doing it with “such grace”. I may die laughing.

      • Alison says:

        I’m not sure Madonna is doing it with grace but she is an accomplished woman being herself who gets shit on a lot. Ageism and sexism in entertainment are nothing new

  5. Merritt says:

    I wish she would go away.

  6. Talie says:

    Did this image remake work? I feel like I haven’t heard as much about her new music as past albums…

    • Lynnie says:

      I don’t think it did. Half of the people who didn’t forget her dumb “I’m black y’all!” phase dragged her when she inevitably started trashing it in favor of whatever this is, and her songs aren’t good/catchy enough to convince the other half to listen and/or hype her up. I think her antics in between phases also burned people out, and the music landscape has changed.

  7. MeowuiRose says:

    When did Dead Petz come out? I’ve never heard of it. Also she seems like a nice girl but as a musician/singer/pop star she seems really fake and all over the place. I’m kinda surprised she hasn’t found her footing and where she feels comfortable in the music world. As a pop star she’s been around long enough to figure that out imo. Not sure if she doesn’t have the right support/mgmt around or if she doesn’t listen or what.

    Also put your tongue back in your mouth. It’s not cute or edgy or whatever she’s trying to do there.

    • Erica_V says:

      Two years ago – she made it with the lead singer from The Flaming Lips. It’s a very weird album she sounds tripped out AF on every track.

  8. StormsMama says:

    This is what happens when your life from a very young age is hyped up and is filled with people telling you how amazing you are….and you don’t have any humility.

    She’s a child working her shit out for all to see and 🙄🙄🙄 it’s so tedious.

  9. TQB says:

    NO REALLY, does the NME cover actually say she’s MAGA?!?!? Because, holy shit girl. WTF. We’re not taking that phrase back.

  10. grabbyhands says:

    You know what I’m not impressed with?

    1. Her dismissal of her own cultural appropriation
    2.That she insists on carrying on with the tongue thing. It looks like a giant slug is trying to escape your mouth. Stop it. For the love of god, stop.

    • Giddy says:

      Help! That horrible image of a giant slug escaping her mouth is going to stick with me! I already hated the fact that I feel way too familiar with her tongue, and now I’ll think of slugs too. Oh, noooooooo.

  11. Anna says:

    She is experimenting , I like it (not a big fan or anything but she seems talented). All this ‘appropriation’ talk is nonsense.

  12. lucy2 says:

    There’s a cover of Wrecking Ball by another singer that is so much better than her version, and it kind of shows it’s not a bad song. She just made it all about her riding around naked, because that’s all she knows how to do to get attention.

    If there’s anyone who is NOT aging gracefully, it’s Madonna.

    • ArchieGoodwin says:

      I really liked that song, the lyrics.
      I don’t know, I somehow wish she’d just experiment without thinking she’s the only one learning new things about themselves.
      And I like miley, a lot, but this interview is so off in so many ways.

    • Wren says:

      I actually enjoyed the song when it first came on the radio and before I watched the video or saw any of her other nonsense. But then all the weird for the sake of being weird but not actually all that weird bs came along and I couldn’t like it anymore.

      And agree about Madonna. She makes me sad.

    • lucy2 says:

      I just saw that Kelly Clarkson once covered it at a concert too, you guys should check that out, especially the end.

  13. GreenBunny says:

    Is she writing her own lyrics? Honest question, since I don’t really pay attention to her music, I have no idea what she does with her songs. Does she write all her own lyrics or is she a, change a word and take writing credit, lyricist?

    • Umyeah says:

      Well she sure as hell did not write wrecking ball but she talks like she did which is so f*cking lame, dont take credit for other peoples work

  14. KP says:

    Wrecking ball is an amazing song. Probably her best. The fact that she’s disowning proves that she’s doing the same old, “This is me now” thing she says she was doing on Bangerz but isn’t doing now. She’s got some identity issues y’all. Frankly, I don’t mind the video either. Her whole look with the silver boob & crotch straps that she wore to the VMAs and all over town was MUCH worse. That’s what she should be trying to disown.

  15. Radley says:

    She’s really trying to have it both ways. She’s claiming to be so woke, yet apparently has no problem with her dog whistle “making America great again” magazine cover and prodigal daughter returns narrative.

    It’s pretty Swiftian, trying to be perceived as all things to all people. But when you that, who are you really? If she really was so sure of her beliefs, wouldn’t she have vetoed the Trump messaging on that mag cover? I’m side-eyeing.

    • Lynnie says:

      She really is trying to sit on the fence isn’t she. I also don’t think it’s a coincidence that she underwent all of this as soon as her and Liam got back together which makes me side eye everything she does even more.

  16. SK says:

    I was under the impression that someone else wrote Wrecking Ball for her?

    • lucy2 says:

      I just looked it up – she did not write it, a team of other people did, and wrote it during a Beyonce session, so not even for her directly. She had no part in writing it, which makes her criticism of the lyrics now seem even worse.

  17. Jordan says:

    there is no one more tiresome than her.

  18. Mike says:

    Boy, she sure does take herself seriously

  19. Sharon says:

    I would like to never see her tongue again. Gross,

  20. Littlestar says:

    Cosigning all the comments about never wanting to see her tongue again. Also, must be nice to just cast off your culturally appropriated persona and not have to deal with being considered niche or live with racism, I think I’m stuck being brown for life or something and I don’t get to tap out when Nazis March or the president believes in “bad hombres” or makes derogatory comments about “Pocahontas” or decides who does and doesn’t look Native American (look up his comments during a lawsuit with a tribe in which he defended himself by claiming the people in the tribe didn’t look like “real” Indians).

  21. Umila says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I curse….but how many ‘f’ bombs do you need to drop in a single interview? It’s pretty tiresome.

  22. Wren says:

    I really wish artists would just shut up and let their work speak for itself. If you need to slobber all over it and jabber on about the Meaning, it’s not really all that strong, is it? Part of the joy of art is that people can put their own meaning to it; it can speak to different people in different ways. Spelling it out like we’re all a bunch of ignorant simpletons is insulting and strips the work of that artistic quality that lets people enjoy it in the first place.

    I would enjoy Miley’s music as it is, but she makes it very, very difficult because she’s essentially decided to talk over herself and shove her latest image in your face.

  23. Artemis says:

    The cultural appropriation aside, Bangerz and Dead Petz chronicled her relationship and subsequent breakdown of it with Liam. The way he ignored and and cheated on her is something I wouldn’t want to be reminded of after getting back together and adopting a housewife persona to keep him that she claims now is truly who she is (nevermind her starting her party girl mode during their relationship). It’s friggin’ embarrassing that it’s clear it was him who decides when they’re on and off and she’s just following this jobless a-hole’s whims. Her love declaration on Dead Petz while dating somebody else (and discussing that person’s sex preferences) is truly something else and I doubt Miley cares as much about the appropriation than about longing for Liam.

    Also, there was a small blurb weeks ago about Liam not wanting to sign a prenup and now Miley says she’s not ready for marriage. I hope she doesn’t follow into Madonna’s footsteps by marrying a golddigger with questionable talents and a barely there career.

    I think being part of Disney seriously effed her up more than we’ll ever know and combined with the insecure years between 20-30, we’ll see a lot more ‘real’ personas over time.

  24. Erica_V says:

    Bangerz is such a fantastic pop album. Adore You, #GetItRight, Drive (her best song ever IMO), FU & Maybe You’re Right are all really personal and different songs. Don’t even get me started on how much I’ve played Rootin For My Baby either. #Obsessed.

    I’m not really into her new album as much but I don’t buy into the narrative that musical artists have to stick to one genre their entire lives. She’s obviously experimenting with her sound and works with different producers that clearly influence her music as well (like a lot of other artists do).

    I will say I think what Liam did to her was crappy and she’s a better woman than I am for taking him back. I wouldn’t be able to to trust a partner like that.

  25. Chef Grace says:

    She is like a bag of Skittles. All rainbows and unicorn farts.
    And I can’t stand her speaking voice. Nails on a black board.
    I’m going to go now and hug my cats.

  26. Rori says:

    I thought I’d hate Ded Petz because the two videos I saw from it were so awful, but there were actually 2 beautiful songs from that album that I liked enough to download. Unfortunately, she overshadows her best work/potential by promoting the most obnoxious navel gazing spectacle she can think of.

  27. Louise177 says:

    I feel like I’m missing something because I don’t see or hear how Miley is country. I’ve only heard two singles but they’re definitely pop not remotely country. I find these “transformations”. An album sounding a little different from the last and changing your clothes doesn’t mean you’re completely different.

  28. Fidele72 says:

    If she is cringing at the lyrics to a hit song she didn’t actually pen herself one can only imagine how she feels about the creepy photo shoot with Terry Richardson for Candy magazine…

  29. Ozogirl says:

    I hated Miley during the Bangerz phase, but the album itself was good. The new album is dull though. I like Malibu and Inspired, but the rest is meh… I’m guessing her country fans will enjoy it? I think this will be a big flop for her.

  30. Kelly says:

    I think she just didn’t like the song because she didn’t write it and all of her new stuff, she does write, so she wants people to focus on that. Dead Petz is a good album. It’s great pop stars are doing something different than just getting Max Martin or Jack Antonoff to write them 12 identical songs and call it an album. It’s also nice Miley Cyrus is trying to stay positive when the biggest song right now is a pro-bullying-while-still-self-victimizing anthem.

  31. Nikki says:

    I disagree. Dead Petz is an amazing album. It’s experimental and nuanced and actually really, really good. Coyne and Mike-Will-Made-It did some great work. Her weird-ass image put a lot of people off what is some amazing music. Trust me, I was surprised, too. The intros to the songs are obnoxious sometimes (“I wanna get f’d up I wanna get f’d up, f’d up”), but once you get past the first 20 seconds, they turn into really good tracks. Listen to “Lighter”, please. :)

  32. Trump Hater says:

    Please put your tongue back in, where it belongs, you silly and crass girl. Bet she had this image makeover to get Liam back. Is she gonna go and get wild again when Liam again cheats on her?

  33. naomipaige says:

    I personally think she tries to hard to be a ‘rebel’, and it ain’t working for me. I cannot stand this twit!