Miley Cyrus recently launched new charity The Happy Hippie Foundation by resurrecting her Backyard Sessions series. Having already been joined by Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace and Joan Jett for a rendition of The Replacements’ ‘Androgynous’, Cyrus has again teamed-up with Grace to perform her band’s 2014 track ‘True Trans Soul Rebel’. Click above to watch.
Miley’s Backyard Sessions first took place in the summer of 2012 and saw the pop star singing a number of covers in her back garden, including ‘Jolene’ and ‘Lilac Wine’. Earlier this week (May 5), she announced the return of the series by posting a video of her and Jett performing the punk rocker’s 2013 track ‘Different’. She has also shared her own solo cover of Dido’s ‘No Freedom’.
The Happy Hippie Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by Cyrus to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations. “Homeless youth and young people experiencing the negative effects of being LGBT in our world today is an issue that is very common and extremely current,” Cyrus wrote in an open latter via the charity’s website. “No one should have to hide who they really are, no matter what his or her name, gender, status or orientation.”
It’s been a busy time for the ‘Bangerz’ singer. Just last week The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne revealed that the pair 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’.