Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
After a string of popular and controversial party hits like “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines”, Miley Cyrus has created a pop ballad, which is quite different in style and really makes an enormous impact on the audience.
“Wrecking Ball” stimulates you to recognize yourself in the same situation, because the singer lets you in her small, sensitive world of feelings. The lyrics and rhythm are capable to touch you deeply, to open up old wounds and to urge you to assess your emotional troubles.
The daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus sings: “We chained our hearts in vain/ We jumped never asking why”. Thus, she expresses the absurdity of love and how quickly we soak into it. Without knowing each other well, we listen to our hearts, but we are often unable to break the shell of our partner. So we start our desperate efforts to get closer: “I never meant to start a war/ I just wanted you to let me in”. However, life is unpredictable and we must accept that sometimes leaving is the only possible option: “Don’t you ever say I just walked away/ I will always want you”.
Miley’s performance is just outstanding because she shows all of her musical potential. The sad, gentle tunes can remind her fans of her older melodic songs like “The Climb”, “Stay”, “I Hope You Find It” and other unforgettable masterpieces.
The remarkable voice of Miley Cyrus is not the only accent on the video, though. The visual material makes an impression of simplicity (she is alone, there are no fancy decors), because it is focused on the meaningful lyrics and astonishing vocals. At the beginning, you see a close-up of the performer’s face on a white background. She is crying, which determines the general tone of the song: melancholy due to a huge loss.
Cyrus shows how opened and sincere she tried to be by wearing white underwear or nothing at all. Riding the wrecking ball, the famous singer demonstrates the way she wanted to guide the directions of their relationship. Failing to do so, Miley Cyrus takes the hammer and goes even further with her last attempts to save what is already a lost cause. Crushing your beloved’s wall brick by brick is almost an impossible task. The hopelessness and sorrow takes over you and shake you to the core.
A new single for Miley’s upcoming album “Bangerz”, “Wrecking Ball” was written by Lukasz Gottwald, Maureen Anne McDonald, Stephan Moccio, Sacha Skarbek and Henry Russell Walter with the assistance of the singer herself.
Gottwald and Russell Walter (or should we say Dr. Luke and Cirkut) produced the video under the record label of RCA. The filming, directed by Terry Richardson, takes place in front of blank surroundings and moves to three walls with the progress of the song, which are being ruined by a wrecking ball. Miley Cyrus is the only person appearing on the video. Her zoom at the start is replaced with her swinging on the wrecking ball and crashing with a hammer.
Terry Richardson’s methods has a reknown reputation – only models over 18 years old are allowed to have photo sessions with him. However, his work is truly genial, especially with the filming of “Wrecking Ball”. Obviously, his professional relationship with Miley Cyrus is perfect. What the singer has to say about the shooting of her new video is that she was in an extremely tough emotional state at that time.
Cyrus also claims that she did her best to express the unbearable sadness in her voice, eyes and actions. The celebrity also asks for listeners to appreciate the deep meaning of the entire creation using some imagination, and not to focus on the obvious facts, thinking shallow, and criticizing what they don’t understand.