You cause a massive stir at the VMAs, and before that controversy with We Can't Stop. Now, it's finally back to show us your real talent. I'm glad we got Wrecking Ball.
Audio for Wrecking Ball.
So I just heard Wrecking Ball on the radio, and my, Miley Cyrus just seemed to come from another planet only to release to totally polar opposite singles. Yes, I didn't like We Can't Stop. Nothing about it that I liked was really a factor to this one, however, as Miley also released the title of her new album, Bangerz (really?). But I have to say that Wrecking Ball is ten times above and beyond of her previous single. Now it's no surprise if Wrecking Ball becomes popular and gets the same views as We Can't Stop. I'll tell you why.
Firstly, if there's comments on the audio on why they thought the old Miley was back, was because she was well-known for some of her past hits, including The Climb and many others, of which are plastered favourites on playlists of Miley's fans. Most of these tracks, are equally astounding, heart-breaking and exciting to be heard, but We Can't Stop was party-depressing mode 'on' and definitely not well-received by most people (myself included). However, most of them aren't going to be forgotten about the twerking incident that was caught on camera last week at the VMA's (one thing to celebrate other than Eminem's new Berzerk single), of which she's basically doing it in front of Robin Thicke as he exasperates over his two singles, Blurred Lines and Give It 2 U. Mother of Thicke and fiance of Miley both expressed displeasure, but who's to say who started what first? This time, Miley seems to really go head-to-head with herself, cause' Wrecking Ball is the by far her best song in months (comparable to Ashtrays And Heartbreaks by Snoop Lion).
Secondly, Miley's talent outshines the content on We Can't Stop. This is the potential and the peak she was at before she hit a slumber, and going nuts and out of her mind with We Can't Stop. Wrecking Ball is pretty much what she can do, and she delivers exactly on point. Not throwing herself off a deep end anymore, if this is what the album would sound like, then I might like it a lot more than what I would have before.
I came in like a wrecking ball
Originality: 8/10 - Miley's finally done what is right and she's set the tone now for her upcoming album. Wrecking Ball is a lot more beautifully crafted and exceptional than the previous single.
Sound: 9/10 - I'm going to go high on this one, and say that Miley's really doing it best here. I've never heard her as clear as before, and as more triumphant, as she bellows the lyrics over the large piano ballad with the accompanied drum beats.
Lyrics: 8/10 - This single has a distinctive meaning that is close and heartened by fans alike.
Overall: 25/30 - I was definitely unexpected by Wrecking Ball to be honest, jaw-dropped and just out of my mind. Who would've expected such an emotional piece after a controversial song that could almost be pitted against Blurred Lines for the most news feed article of the year? Well, I'll be playing it for days. Miley didn't go away at all. She's always been here. But she's finally showing the world that this time, she's true. Wrecking Ball is amazing.
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.