After pouring (pretend) blood on herself, Miley Cyrus will get intimate with Dua Lipa within the ’80s rock & roll-inspired visuals for his or her new collab, ‘Prisoner.’
One week earlier than Miley Cyrus unleashes her new album, Plastic Hearts, she and Dua Lipa took no “prisoners” of their new, explosive collaboration. In “Prisoner,” Miley, 27, and Dua, 25, get down in soiled (in each meanings of the phrase). Whereas en path to a live performance on a celebration bus, Miley showers herself in crimson blood, and Dua even takes a lick of the vampire sustenance — proper off Miley’s face.
The remainder of the music video is equally intimate as Miley and Dua unleash their wild sides. The video is a tribute to the glam rock period of the ’80s that’s so uninhibited, so eccentric, Billy Idol could be proud (whom, FYI, is a featured artist on Miley’s upcoming album). It’s clear that Miley and Dua are fed up with being a “locked up” within the shackles to their respective lovers. The music video and highly effective ode is yet one more entry into Miley’s new rock canon that she has been constructing within the wake of her cut up from Liam Hemsworth and Cody Simpson!
Plastic Hearts arrives on Nov. 27. It’s Miley’s first album since 2017’s Youthful Now, and the primary main launch since 2019’s She Is Coming. Miley’s new album is a star-studded affair, and he or she first hinted at her team-up with Dua whereas talking with New Zealand’s The Edge radio in mid-September. After saying she had a track that gave the impression of if “Britney [Spears] and Trent [Reznor] had a track collectively,” she obtained critical. “You guys assume I’m joking, like Britney and 9 Inch Nails, however I’m not, I’ve obtained Billy Idol and Dua Lipa on the identical report.” The collaboration was confirmed when she launched the tracklisting for Plastic Hearts on Nov. 13, displaying that she does have Dua, Billy and Joan Jett (“Dangerous Karma”) on the identical album
The “Slide Away” singer additionally spoke in regards to the collab with Dua throughout a dialog with Spanish Radio station Cadena 100, per NME. Miley known as the team-up a “completely, a mix of the each of us. And I’m tremendous pleased with it and tremendous excited for our followers to listen to it as a result of they been, like begging for it. Significantly. It’s all I ever hear from each of our [fanbases], that they wish to hear the report that we’ve performed collectively.” She additionally talked in regards to the video. “We had been each in New York and we ended up placing one thing collectively that I don’t wish to give away an excessive amount of about, however the followers can count on one thing fairly quickly.”
In a preview of the video, Miley and Dua seemingly trashed a tour bus. The 2 go to city on a jar of maraschino cherries. Miley jiggles her breasts, there’s a shot of somebody’s booty in a pair of fishnet stockings, and Miley obtained in her trademark tongue waggles. “I used to be loopy about making the tongue slide work,” she informed Billboard about her signature gesture. “I used to be so embarrassed to be on the pink carpet and so lots of these fucking disgusting photographers would inform me to blow a kiss, and that’s not me! I don’t wish to blow you a kiss. I didn’t know what to do with my face, so I caught my tongue out, and it grew to become a rebellious, punk-rock factor.”
Miley’s insurgent streak has earned her the approval of the previous vanguard of punk and steel, and one in every of her followers is none aside from Judas Priest singer Rob Halford. After Miley revealed that she was engaged on a Metallica covers album, Rob informed Matt Shares on the Life In The Shares podcast (h/t Louder) that he’s hyped to listen to it.
“She is unbelievable,” stated Halford. “If you consider her life in showbusiness from being somewhat child, and the way she’s saved her head on straight… She went a giant mad as a teen, which it is best to do, that’s your proper, she was expressing herself. I can’t wait [to hear her Metallica covers album], that’s going to be nice. She has a rare voice, like [Lady] Gaga, the voice is all the things, and he or she’s a metalhead, she’s at all times throwing the horns up. She’s somebody I’d love to satisfy if the celebrities ever aligned.”