The cover of Miley Cyrus 2014 Arctic Monkeys for MTV Unplug The cycle is done after going viral on TikTok.
The six-year-old performance was uploaded to MTV’s YouTube page yesterday (October 15), leading up to its upcoming placement in the ‘At Home’ series.
The clip was shot in MTV studios during the singer ‘s’ Wrecking Ball ‘and sees Cyrus’ performance of Sheffield band’s hit single, ‘Why Do You Call Me High’? Watch it below:
His track rendition garnered praise from British compositions at the time, with drummer Matt Helders saying it was his favorite cover version of any of their songs.
“He did some pieces there that I wish we could have done,”; he told Australian radio station triple j in an interview.
Cyrus’ upcoming appearance on the program will be his first since the 2014 show, and will once again feature a set of covers, as well as original songs. This time, she’ll be taking on Britney Spears ’‘ Gimme More ’, which she mocked with a Twitter clip, as well as tracks from Pearl Jam, Cardigans and more.
You are crazy about my position. If your on a mission. You got my permission. 💀 @britneyspears @mtv #BackyardSessions #Unplugging pic.twitter.com/3HFrv2eW0r
– Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 15, 2020
He will perform songs from his own backyard for the program, which is set to air in the US on October 16 at 7pm on MTV. It will also be released in other countries on the same weekend.
Cyrus became something of a cover chameleon, performing many hits to other people and making it his. In the last few months he has appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge singing ‘My Future’ by Billie Eilish, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon for a rendition of Hall & Oates’ ‘Maneater’ and iHeartRadio Festival, where he took Blondie’s’ Heart Of Glass’.
Arctic Monkeys has been quiet on the new music front since the release of their 2018 album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’.
However, a photo of Matt Helders’ Instagram in the studio prompted rumors that the outfit could work on new things, including photographer Andreas Neuman, who also tagged the band’s account in the photo.