Fresh off the heels of her show-stopping performance at Sunday's MTV VMAs
where she turned her proverbial wrecking ball into a disco ball, Miley Cyrus took to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on Tuesday for *gasp* an in-studio performance. Don’t fret, her band was wearing masks and the whole team was physically distanced from each other. With everyone’s safety in check, Miley did a range of songs, including a cover of Billie Eilish’s latest single, “my future,” and we are seriously digging this version.In a black sparkling mini dress with crucifixes hanging from her waist, Miley turned Billie’s quiet meditation on self-love and prioritizing one’s own interests into a jamming, grooving romp that sounds an awful lot like something Amy Winehouse would have done (RIP Queen).
You have to watch the entire performance until the very last second, because Miley being Miley, she just had to add in a flip of her tongue and a cheeky one-liner. After singing the final line, “see you in a couple years,” she takes a moment, then stares down the barrel of the camera and quips, “but probably not.” THE SHADE.Real fans know that this cover makes perfect sense for Miley. Her latest single, “Midnight Sky,” has almost an identical message to Billie’s “my future": they both reject the need for someone else’s love when they can always love themselves. Compare Miley’s “I was born to run/I don’t belong to anyone/I don’t need to be loved by you,” with Billie’s, “I'm in love/But not with anybody else/Just wanna get to know myself,” and you’ll get a picture of women’s empowerment and self-worth not deriving from a man. Ya just gotta stand up and clap.[video_embed id='2025475']RELATED: Lady Gaga wins big and The Weeknd calls for justice at VMAs [/video_embed]Of course, her performance didn’t stop there; she also performed her own songs, “Midnight Sky
,” “Slide Away
,” and another cover, the Eagles’, “Take It To The Limit
.” She noted herself that she picked the song because it has a special place in her heart.Writing on Twitter, Miley said her choice to sing the Eagles hit was in honour of her grandmother “Mammie” Loretta Finley, who passed away
a few weeks ago.
“The Eagles were my Mammies favorite band,” she tweeted, “and my mama grew up singing this song on drives in the car w her mom! This is in honor of my grandma.”We’re pretty sure we can say with certainty that ya done Mammie proud, Miley.[video_embed id='2024430']MORE MUSIC NEWS: Meet Canada's rising country superstar [/video_embed]