It’s been cool to diss Miley Cyrus ever since she fell from grace, left Hannah Montana, and shaved her head. But the star wowed fans with her recent performance of The Cranberries’ “Zombies”.
She also performed The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” showing fans that she’s more than just a pop star.
A week ago, the 27-year-old performed at the iconic Whiskey a Go-Go in LA. Together with some of the biggest stars, she put #SOSFest on the map. Save Our Stages (SOS) is a virtual and audience-free music festival meant to raise funds for music venues that have suffered revenue losses due to the Covid pandemic’s lockdowns and restrictions.
Miley talked about the importance of the venue, citing music legends that performed there such as Jimi Hendrix, Guns N’ Roses, and The Doors.
“Let’s do what we can to keep this historic landmark alive,” she said before launching into her act.
Miley’s cover of the Irish band’s biggest hit, “Zombies”, was a huge hit. The band’s original music video has earned more than 1 billion views on YouTube while the song has been purchased 778,942 times and streamed 427 million times on Spotify, according to Music Week.
Her performance that left fans stunned speechless but not for long. Their social media feeds went viral as they tweeted their approval.
“Miley Cyrus covering ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries is something I didn’t know I needed,” said one.
“She was born to be a rockstar,” declared another.
But it’s by no means a first. From “Zombie’ to “Jolene”, Miley Cyrus is the queen of cover songs. As a performer, the artist is a shoo-in for the lockdown crown, to sit atop that blonde mullet. She’s performed songs by musicians from Dolly Parton (her godmother BTW) and Billie Eilish to Blondie and even Britney Spears — all with raw, full-bodied emotion and raspy uninhibited flair.
Not surprisingly, fans are clamouring for a rock album from her now. Stay tuned to see what she comes up with.