"I made a big point to everyone that I didn't want anyone else to watch a music video and show me and say, 'This is what I think we should do.' I don't think it looks like any other music video. I think if we would have looked at another music video or listened to another song or looked at a different artist, it could have easily [been influenced]."
-Teen pop sensation Miley Cyrus on her new video for the title track to her upcoming album Can't Be Tamed. The sexy, head-turning new clip (which premiered earlier this week), Cyrus stars as a sort of woman-bird hybrid who is kept in a cage and breaks out with the power of the song. The star is decked out in a revealing, skin-tight outfit and is surrounded by muscular dancers, but according to Cyrus, it's not simply titillation for the sake of it. "This video is not just selling sex and edge," she told MTV News. "It has a concept. It's not about the glitzy part of it or about the artist — it's about the song."
The song in question is the first single from Cyrus' upcoming album Can't Be Tamed, which is out in stores on June 22 and, according to Cyrus, will be her last pop album for a while so she can focus on acting. But even if she doesn't evolve into Exile in Guyville-era Liz Phair, she can stand by the video for "Can't Be Tamed" as an original piece of work — which was was the intention. "I see videos all the time that I'm just like, 'Yeah, it's a great video, but I've seen it before,'" she said.