In the midst of constantly being in the entertainment news considering her latest raunchy musical performances, Miley Cyrus releases her newest single “Wrecking Ball”.
Her music videos are often under fire lately, especially her new change of pace in her “We Won’t Stop” video where she desperately tries to break away from her Disney star image. The music video for “Wrecking Ball” attempts the same, but does it in a more artistic way.
The main aspect of this video viewers question is the fact that Cyrus rides an actual wrecking ball…naked. Given people’s perceptions of the young pop star, this is taken as a cry for attention rather than artistic expression. However, Cyrus’s intention could be the latter.
Cyrus confirms this claim in a statement to Entertainment Weekly:
“If people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination and see what the video really means, it is so vulnerable. … If you look at my eyes, I look more sad than actually my voice sounds on the record. It was a lot harder to actually do the video than it was to even record the song. It was much more of an emotional experience.”
She is trying too hard to show that she has grown up by pretty much showing the exact opposite, especially with her display at the VMAs. But in “Wrecking Ball”, although she seems to force the issue again, she appears to be doing it in a different manner. Instead of for sexual reasons given the song’s theme of heartbreak, Cyrus’s nudity could represent the vulnerability of her song’s pain instead.