Miley Cyrus' Happy Hippie Presents series continues! Earlier in the week, the singer released her duet with Joan Jett in conjunction with the official launch of her Happy Hippie Foundation for LGBT and homeless youth. She's bringing back her Backyard Sessions -- you know, the one that spawned her "Jolene" cover -- to help promote the foundation. On Friday (May 8), the Backyard Sessions brought us a new song: "Androgynous" with Laura Jane Grace and Joan Jett.
Not only is it a feel-good melody, but the trio makes their harmonies seem so effortless. It's an unplugged, folky take on The Replacements' song from 1984.
On Wednesday, Miley took to the Backyard Sessions mic solo to cover Dido's "No Freedom" for Leelah Alcorn, the transgender teen who took her life in December.
The videos direct people to Miley’s Happy Hippie Foundation, which aims to help homeless youth. Forty percent of young homeless people identify as LGBT and nearly one in three transgender people have been turned away from homeless shelters, according to the Happy Hippie website.
Funds donated to Cyrus’ nonprofit organization will go toward “providing support services and basic needs items for thousands of homeless youth in Los Angeles… including transgender women living with HIV in Los Angeles and San Francisco,” their press release reads.
You can donate to the Happy Hippie Foundation here.