“Don’t f— with my freedom,” sings Miley Cyrus on “Mother’s Daughter,” the first single from her EP “She is Coming.” Well, she’s making the most of that freedom in the provocative music video for the song, which she released on Tuesday. Watch it above.
“Mother’s Daughter” marks a return to a more risque visual style for Cyrus, with the singer dancing in a red bodysuit while singing lyrics like “I came up to get me some / I’m nasty, I’m evil.” But the video also plays with conventions of gender and sexuality, featuring not only Cyrus but transgender model Casil McArthur, trans disabled model Aaron Philip and plus-size model Angelina Duplisea intercut with messages like “virginity is a social construct” and “sin is in your eyes.” Once again she’s pushing the boundaries, and she’s taking ownership of those boundaries.
True to the song’s title, Miley’s mom Tish Cyrus also makes an appearance — “Must be something in the water, or that I’m my mother’s daughter,” Miley sings, suggesting that this “feminist AF” philosophy doesn’t fall far from the tree. The singer penned “Mother’s Daughter” with Finnish singer-songwriter Alma Miettinen and Oscar champ Andrew Wyatt, who co-wrote the Lady Gaga–Bradley Cooper duet “Shallow” from the movie “A Star is Born.”
Cyrus’s six-track EP “She is Coming” was released on May 31. It will be followed by “She is Here” this summer and “She is Everything” this fall. Those EPs will combine into her seventh studio album, “She is Miley Cyrus,” which will comprise 18 tracks total. What do you think of the creative direction of her latest music? Comment below, and discuss this and more with your fellow music fans here in our forums.
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