Now this is a first for me, delving into the detail of a video as well as the music but all the outrage has led me to it.
Miley has received a lot of criticism lately for her tongue-in-cheek and somewhat outlandish behaviour. A beloved teen star to a rather provocative woman, is this just her ‘growing up’ or is there something a little more sinister going on here?
Looking into the oh so controversial and new single ‘Wrecking Ball’ I see a rather heartbroken and vulnerable young woman. Either it has been expertly choreographed, like videos often are, or there is someone in the centre who is genuinely broken, expressing herself via the biggest outlet imaginable.
To me the video seems to be about the deterioration of her relationship with on-off fiance Liam Hemsworth, a relationship that has destroyed her and left her wanting to escape and even reinvent herself, thus giving us this ‘new’ Miley we all love to hate raving on about.
“I came in like a wrecking ball, I never hit so hard in love. All I wanted was to break your walls. All you ever did was break me.”
Shocking to her diehard fans, she straddles and swings upon a giant wrecking ball, entirely naked. This certainly gets the message across, gosh does love leave you vulnerable, oh how destructive it can be.
The almost erotic tonguing of the sledgehammer is a bit more peculiar if you ask me. It is said to show her love of the pain of the relationship, keeping it alive, another excuse to hold on.
All that aside, I actually really enjoy the song, finding it incredibly raw, emotional and empowering. If only all girls had an outlet like that eh!
However, I assure you it is all a show, the girl is broken and let’s hope she can find the power to find herself once more.
What is your take on the video? Do you like the song?