Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully everyone has been having a wonderful break so far. As I assume you know, the American Music Awards were last night. I did not watch the awards, but I certainly heard about the crazy performances that went on. Particularly Miley Cyrus’.
Miley performed her new hit “Wrecking Ball,” and to be honest, she kept things pretty tame. Assuming you haven’t seen her performance yet, here’s what happened: Miley stood in the middle of the dark stage wearing a skimpy, high waisted, cat-printed, spandexy two piece with clear, misshapen plastic looking earrings and bracelets. She began singing, and the screen behind her lit up to reveal moving space particles and a giant orange cat, moving it’s little feline mouth along with hers. The highpoint of the performance, of course, was at the two and a half minute mark when the cat sheds tears of diamonds. So poetic. So majestic. So real. Despite all the weirdness happening with her outfit and the scenery, Miley stood pretty stationary and delivered a fairly solid vocal performance. But, what does it all mean?
Let’s start with her outfit. The skimpiness of her outfit directly relates to her vulnerability in loving whomever she is singing about. The ratio of leg and arm exposure correlates with the exposure of her heart and feelings in this relationship. The transparency and deformedness of her jewelry also show how transparent and open she was in the relationship, and how bent out of shape loving this man made her. The floating and exploding space particles in the background represent her feelings throughout the whole relationship and song. They float aimlessly in space then explode suddenly, making the audience really feel how uncontrollable one’s feelings can be. And finally, the cat. The cats on her outfit obviously represent the cat in the background. Miley is the cat. The feline sings along with her as she sings, directly showing that this song is this cat’s anthem. The tears of diamonds show just how precious Miley’s tears are, and how no girl, including Miley, should waste their precious tear ducts crying over a man. The cat even sticks its tongue out at the very end of the song, further proving it and Miley are one.
Although Miley may seem crazy, clearly she has a strong, artistic vision and really thought out every aspect of this performance. I may be being sarcastic here, but all jokes aside, I am a fan of Miley. She does her own thing and expresses her creativity, disregarding what anyone else thinks, and I’ve gotta give her props for that. And whether you’re a fan or not, she’s still got you talking about her.
Have a great break and thanks for reading