You Wrecked Me

I know there’s a lot of shit going around about Miley Cyrus, and I am no innocent bystander in the process of throwing piles of hot, steaming slander at her through the years. I’m not going to talk about her evolution or ‘devolution’ as many prefer to term it, because frankly it’s been discussed too much for my liking. Talking about it isn’t going to do anything because like she has rightly said, it’s her life and she can do what she wants. If we expect the same freedom, I guess so can she. And you know what, people change. #Life.

Behaviour aside I really want to talk about her new song ‘Wrecking Ball’ from her upcoming album Bangerz, and here’s the shocker: I love it. I feel it’s one of the most honest and raw songs she’s come up with. Like a lot of songs about heartbreak, there is regret and tears, but there is also anger and the bitter tinge of masochism in self-destruction along with the demolition of a relationship. I think love is extremely destructive, and the comparison of her to a wrecking ball signifies that destructive, invasive power a lover has over the other.

True, it’s not often that we connect the word ‘deep’ to Miley Cyrus, but I feel in this song at least she has succeeded in touching a depth she seldom does. It reminds me a little of ‘When I Look At You’, and I absolutely loved that song, although not her vocals. She has improved greatly and sounds way less nasal than she used to. She also looks incredible in the video. She’s got a fantastic body and an attitude sharp enough to cut. Although a lot of people were disapproving of her nudity [I’ll admit I wasn’t too sure about it initially, either] watching the video again just showed me that we can safely say that her new image and vocals leave Hannah Montana in the dust, and for that I cannot be more grateful.

Maybe the ‘Disney Death’ was the goal, [though I think the VMAs did that job already] or maybe it really is a rendition of her feelings on her break up with Liam Hemsworth, all I know is that I love it, the video, the song, everything.

The only thing that irks me is when she licks the hammer at one point, but then again the masochism is evident in the action. Terry Richardson as a director focuses on the raw core of an artist when he captures them on film, and this video is no different. I wouldn’t recommend watching it with your parents.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. akrriti says:

    Amazingly put, Ridhi.
    I’ve managed to ignore this song (and her ever since I saw VMAs) up till now but after reading your review, I just HAD to see it.
    I love how this song isn’t about parting and drugs for a change. If I relate this song to her breakup with her fiancé, it automatically reaches a whole new level of crazy brilliant. The close up shots of her are pretty fantastic, there were so many times when I felt my eyes water. There’s sadness yet anger (as you mentioned too)
    What I dislike about the video- although I assume the nudity is to convey how vulnerable we become when we open ourselves up or ‘break our walls’ (?) to someone, but I really felt it would’ve been more appealing had it been done more tastefully. 95% of the time I was wondering if nudity is to convey a very deep emotion or to attract audience.
    Im usually not a Pop music lover (or Miley Cyrus for that matter) but overall, i think she’s going to get there soon. Hopefully.
    Again, fantastic review. Keep them coming!

    1. Thanks so much, love.
      I just felt people are talking too much trash about her without taking into consideration what’s important: her music. If the music is good, the artist deserves a thumbs up, and Miley is no exception.
      The video is very typically Terry Richardson, and if you look up his stuff with other celebrities like Gaga and 30STM, you’ll find a similar, raw look about them. He doesn’t do classy, he does real life and I’m not sure whether I like his work, but he does leave an impression.

  2. Julian says:

    Nicely said .. I guess I got a new perspective on the whole situation, I guess you can love the song hate the video.

  3. Mel says:

    Great work :) Although you might wanna change the ”AMAs” to “VMAs” :P

    1. Yikes! Fantastic catch, thank you! :)

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