Miley Cyrus performed an emphatic cover of Hole song ‘Dolls Parts’ during her appearance on The Howard Stern Show. When Stern asked Cyrus if Hole’s lead singer Courtney Love had yet heard her reimagining, Cyrus responded: “No, no one’s ever heard me do it. I’d never heard me do it until yesterday.”
This is the latest in a long line of covers that Cyrus has mastered, previously in 2020 she has shared incredible takes on artists such as The Velvet Underground, The Cranberries, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Billie Eilish. Cyrus has managed to find the perfect balance when it comes to making the cover unique whilst still paying homage to the creator.
Last week, Cyrus released her latest album Plastic Hearts which included 12 original tracks as well as a cover of Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ and The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’. The record features an iconic pink-and-black album cover that was shot by legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer Mick Rock, a creative who has previously teamed up with the likes of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and many more leading lights of music.
“Just when I thought this body of work was finished, it was all erased,” Cyrus wrote of the album on social media when discussing her new work. “Including most of the music’s relevance. Because everything had changed. Nature did what I now see as a favour and destroyed what I couldn’t let go of for myself. I lost my house in a fire but found myself in its ashes.
“If it were a chapter in my book, I guess I would call it — ‘The Beginning,’” she added, “Which usually when something is over we call it ‘The End.’ But it was far from that.”