Well, Miley Cyrus certainly left a mark on this years VMA’s to say the least. Ten outrageous costume changes, swearing, feuding with Nicki Minaj, swearing, promoting pot throughout the whole show, swearing, and closing the show with over 20 RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants helping her perform a new track called “Dooo It”. Miley has launched a brand new album FOR FREE called “Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Pets” on her website (mileycyrus.com) with the help of Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne. Her new album is a mix of things for sure but what else would we expect from the futuristic hippie star? While the first track is a wild new pop-trap single about smoking weed, loving peace and looking at the world around her it is ultimately a song about acceptance and love. The rest of the album has some awesome beats, rhythms and spoken word tracks (see BB Talk- I personally think its about her short lived romance with the super sexy Patrick Schwarzenegger). All in all its not as slapdash as some people may assume with it being a free album. Miley shows that her sound is changing and that pop music in general is changing. Less music, more sound. This is not necessarily a bad thing but for those of us who grew up in the Britney, Madonna, Michael Jackson pop world – it will probably leave you with a very confused feeling.
Miley had some of her Happy Hippie followers introduce her at the show last night which helped in giving Miley a bit more credibility on her performance and hosting gig. She has been very vocal about her stance on legalizing (and loving) marijuana as well as accepting every human for who they are whether gay, trans, straight, black or foreign. She has a bit of fine tuning to do for the world to give her the recognition she will ultimately deserve (we all remember Angelina Jolie before she started changing the world) but for now enjoy Miley’s newest contribution to pop music and ask yourself if this is where pop music is heading. And if so, is the world ready for it?
Kevin Charles Ross