You know what word I’d love for Miley Cyrus to stop using? Well, “twerk,” yes, but besides that. “Movement.” The trailer for Miley’s MTV documentary is out and it’s called, ugh, “The Movement.” The preview mostly focuses on the buildup and aftermath of Miley’s VMAs performance — including a cameo from Britney Spears — as Cyrus explains that with her upcoming album, Bangerz, she’s finally able to be the person and artist she was “born” to be. Miley, girl, that may very well be true, and you may have an “army” of listeners, but doesn’t make your career a movement. To quote Inigo Montoya, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Please stop taking cues from Robin Thicke. He was wrong when he used that word too. [MTV]
Britney Spears fans, rejoice! (That’s me! I’m rejoicing! Love Britney!) The singer’s first new single in awhile (okay, excluding that meh song she did for the Smurfs movie) leaked online well in advance of its expected Monday night release. “Work Bitch” is pretty basic lyrically — surprising, I know — and seems to be mostly about Britney’s newly returned work ethic. Or something. Whatever. It’s a total club banger and I am now even more excited for Brit’s next album of songs I can pretend to strip to in the privacy of my bedroom.
There isn’t much Miley Cyrus could do to shock people at this point, but she certainly gives her best effort in the just released video for her song “Wrecking Ball.” Directed by pervtographer Terry Richardson, the video features a naked Miley swinging from a, you guessed it, wrecking ball. She also writhes around on rubble and molests a sledgehammer with her mouth. Deep stuff!
“I don’t pay attention to the negative because I’ve seen this play out so many times. How many times have we seen this play out in pop music? Madonna’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance, that’s what you’re looking for; you’re wanting to make history. Me and Robin, the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now.’ What’s amazing is I think now, we’re three days later, and people are still talking about it. They’re over thinking it. You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn’t even think about it ’cause that’s just me.”
– I don’t think anyone will be surprised to learn that Miley Cyrus did not put much thought into her MTV Video Music Awards performance with Robin Thicke. I don’t think anyone thinks she’s anything but a 20-year-old, having fun and never hearing “no.” While I think she has a point that the VMAs have always featured “shocking” performances that people remember for years, I think she’s missing a valuable opportunity to, you know, learn something from how her performance was received regardless of its intent. Like that it’s not cool to treat black women’s bodies like props, for example. And, you know, to keep her tongue in the mouth, please. [via E! Online]
Oh lordy. The end is nigh. Rapper Lil Twist hath signaled the beginning of Earth’s destruction by bringing together Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber for a song called “Twerk.” While you listen, I’ll just be rocking myself back and forth for comfort in the corner of my bomb shelter.
One of the most talked about songs to hit the airwaves in recent weeks is Katy Perry’s latest, “Roar.” While I’m not a Katy fan, I must admit the tune is catchy, the kind of melody and beat that could very easily get stuck in your brain for days on end. Perhaps it’s that earworm-y quality that explains why “Roar” sounds really, really similar to another recent song from a female pop singer — Sara Bareilles’ “Brave.” Bareilles released “Brave” four months ago and Perry was among its fans, tweeting her approval at Bareilles herself. She liked it so much, she basically rerecorded it with different lyrics! Above, portions of the two songs, back to back. Katy, explain yourself! [Flavorwire]
How would it sound if Celine Dion sang “Total Eclipse of the Heart”? What if she sang it and then passed the song off to Adele, who then passed it off to Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera and Shakira? Singer Christina Bianco has a show called “Diva Impressions,” and during a recent performance she sang the classic Bonnie Tyler hit as 19 different famous singers. Her Zooey Deschanel is so spot on. The whole thing is pitch perfect. [YouTube]
Welcome to a new semi-regular feature on The Frisky in which we comb through all the new releases in books and music, and present you with our top picks. We’re calling it “Like This, Love That” — think of it as a human “Amazon Recommends,” or that friend of yours who’s always on top of the newest and the latest. Check out our picks for this week — including new albums from Robin Thicke and Backstreet Boys — after the jump! Keep reading »