Ya boiii is a huge fan of cross-genre covers. I simply cannot get enough of them. I love seeing artists pay respect to other artists that you may not have assumed they fuck with. That's the beautiful thing about art. BIG S/O to all the artists who stay breaking down preconceived notions or stereotypes in your mind. If the internet has shown us anything... It's that people combine things that you'd say don't make sense all the time. Sometimes it's beautiful. Sometimes you don't even know the song you're listening to is a cover. Telling your kids a song is actually a cover is like the 8th most important job of parents. I remember my mom told me in 4th grade that Alien Ant Farm didn't write Smooth Criminal and I did not believe her until I heard so myself. I think that's probably my first experience with cross-genre covers; at least that I can recall half baked on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I feel like on average... I learn a song is actually a cover... mhmm.. let's call it once every three weeks. That doesn't have too much to do with this song, but I just wanted to share. (That BLEW my mind)
What does have to do with this song is this: I don't really listen to much of Miley Cyrus' stuff. Her lasting image in my mind for a long time was 2013; when she cut off her hair and was pegging Robin Thicke @ the VMAs. I didn't fuck with that at all and as a self-proclaimed alt-rock guy, I just didn't keep up with her career. But make no mistakes about it; Miley Cyrus is a legitimate artist. Hannah Montana done been dead. I first changed my tune in 2018 when she was working with Mark Ronson. Nothing Breaks Like a Heart is fantastic, as is another cover she did in 2018.
But man oh man did this cover of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here on SNL (At Home) last night blow me away. Miley has some serious pipes. (Obviously; she's a fucking rock star) What a power performance. Just stripped down vocals and acoustic guitar. I think it's that lighting and fire that puts it over the top.
P.S. During my "research" for this blog I found this clip from last night. Considering the circumstances it's alright! I love Kenan's Big Papi.
This meme made me LOL.
EXTREMELY RARE TRIPLE P.S.
Apparently SNL at home had a cover last week too with Chris Martin of Coldplay performing Bob Dylan's Shelter from the Storm. I hope they keep this trend going cause I love it!