Singer also takes on Paul Simon's '50 Ways to Leave Your Lover'
Miley Cyrus has wrapped up her current Backyard Sessions series with the release of two new videos that see the singer cover The Turtles’ ‘Happy Together’ and Paul Simon’s ’50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’ live in her own back garden.
Cyrus launched her guest-filled Backyard Sessions to raise awareness and support for her new non-profit Happy Hippie Foundation. Other posts have included a duet with Ariana Grande of Crowded House’s ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’,” a rendition of The Replacements’ ‘Androgynous’ with Joan Jett and Laura Jane Grace, as well as a performance from Grace of her band Against Me!’s 2014 track ‘True Trans Soul Rebel’. Every clip has been posted to the Happy Hippie Foundation’s Facebook page with a plea for financial contributions to help fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.
Posting to her own Facebook page yesterday (May 18), Miley wrote: “These last 2 weeks have been magical! But this is just the beginning not the end! I can’t believe this was just a dream and now it’s a reality!!!! The Happy Hippie Foundation is official.”
The Backyard Sessions first took place in the summer of 2012 and saw the pop star singing a number of covers, including ‘Jolene’ and ‘Lilac Wine’. Cyrus and Grande’s recent performance drew the approval of Crowded House’s Neil Finn, who told Billboard, “What a life that song has had. I’m happy to see them enjoying it so much, and I hope it inspires some donations to a good cause.”
Meanwhile, The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne recently revealed that he and Cyrus have recorded a seven-song album together that he has compared to both Pink Floyd and Portishead. Miley previously appeared on The Flaming Lips’ cover of The Beatles ‘A Day in the Life’.