Country Miley’s back in full force on this Mumford & Sons mashup.
One of our favorite things about Miley Cyrus’ just-released fourth studio album is that despite the young singer’s genre-mashing strides into arena rock, pop, and hip-hop, she never loses her country twang. Case in point: “Wrecking Ball.” Despite its top-40 power ballad production, the second single off of Bangerz is… well, a total “twang-er” at heart.
That’s why we love this new mashup of the recent hit with Mumford & Sons’ “Little Lion Man.” Setting Miley’s explosive breakup anthem vocals on top of the Mumford boys’ quick-strumming transforms the song from a tragic pop cryfest into some grade-A, man-and-his-pickup bluegrass worth hollerin’ over faster’n a greased-up junebug on the Fourth o’ July. (What, we never said folksy metaphors were our forte.)
Watch the Miley Cyrus and Mumford & Sons’ mashup, “Little Wrecking Ball,” after the jump.
To complement the freshly Frankenstein’d audio (and we mean that in the best way possible), YouTube user isosine mixes those Sinéad O’Connor/ “Nothing Compares 2 U“-inspired close-ups of Miley from the Terry Richardson-directed “Wrecking Ball” clip, with scenes from Sigur Rós’ “Valtari” and The xx’s “Chained.”
The result is something we wish we could see live, preferably at the Grand Ol’ Opry after a coupla mint juleps. If only Mumford & Sons would come out of retirement! (Sorry, “hiatus.”) Hmmmm, what if we gift each of you a free twerking Miley Bobble Butt figurine? Innnnnnnterested? Oh. OK, nevermind.
Photo credit: Terry Richardson, RCA, Island