Monday, June 17, 2024

Is Miley Cyrus Done with Her G-Rated Country Image Again? Singer Releases Lascivious Teasers for New Song Called “She is Coming”


Miley Cyrus jettisoned her good girl Hannah Montana image several years ago when she got on her wrecking ball. Naked. Miley went through a period of Twerking that took her through a major pot phase, posing nude for Terry Richardson, and selling millions of records. The whole thing culminated in her free Dead Petz project. She was as far from being nice little girl pop singer as possible.

But then cooler heads prevailed. Miley did another 180, or a full 360, and released a country album rated PG called “Younger Now.” It was a bomb. Then, over the past Christmas holiday, she put out a new single. “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,” with producer Mark Ronson. It was a minor hit but suggested that Miley, now married to Liam Hemsworth, was going to go MOR (Middle of the Road) for a kind of Reba career. It wasn’t a bad idea.

However: today Miley has announced a new single release for Friday called “She is Coming.” Her tongue is hanging out of her mouth, she’s released clips that signal she’s gone lascivious again including the one below that shows a peeled banana, dripping in syrup and sprinkles. Is it schizophrenia? Or commercially aware of her?

If the title of the new song is “She is Coming,” ya know, we get it. Will radio? Back in 1967, Sam & Dave’s “Hold on, I’m Coming” had to retitled “Hold On, I’m-a Coming” lest people get the wrong idea. (It was actually Isaac Hayes yelling to the band from the bathroom.)

Miley has to decide on an image for herself. Is she the new Dolly Parton or is she Sylvia Robinson singing “Pillow Talk”? Just a thought, but the former is still here 40 years later.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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