Miley Cyrus has delivered a dazzling cover of Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ as part of her performance at iHeartRadio 2020 Virtual Festival.
During her appearance Cyrus performed three originals, her Mark Ronson country-tinged banger ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’, ‘Who Owns My Heart’, and the Stevie Nicks-indebted single ‘Midnight Sky’.
Cyrus opened her set with a cover of the Parallel Lines classic — and boy did she hit it out of the park. Whatever your opinion on the pop juggernaut may be you can’t deny that Miley absolutely delivers with every song she chooses to cover. She’s tried on many hats over the course of her career, but this mullet-donning, disco-drawing era fits her like a glove.
Check out Miley Cyrus covering Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ Live at IHeartRadio Music Festival 2020:
Earlier this month, Cyrus appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she delivered an impossibly smokey cover of Hall & Oates 1982 track ‘Maneater’.
Cyrus recently sat down with French radio station NRJ, where she detailed that she wanted her forthcoming record to be “reflective” of the music she loves, drawing from eclectic influences like “Britney Spears to Metallica.”
“I think the first single comes with a lot of pressure because it does kind of show everyone where you’re going. But again, in my sets, I cover Britney Spears to Metallica. So my record will be reflective of who I am, which is just kind of all different pieces of inspiration and influence,” she revealed.
One of the (rare) great surprises that 2020 has brought is that Miley Cyrus has the chops for rock. Over the course of lockdown she’s covered everyone from Pink Floyd, to The Beatles to Temple of the Dog. The latter of which earned kudos from Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.
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Ulrich took to Instagram to express his admiration for Cyrus’ performance, writing “Still stunned by your next level version of ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ for Chris! Beyond inspiring.”