Miley Cyrus is continuing her support of the “Free the Nipple” campaign and film by contributing a song to the film’s soundtrack. Today (Dec. 15), the Bangerz singer’s cover of Melanie Safka’s “Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma” arrived online, and it’s a whole new side of the outrageous pop star.
“Look what they’ve done to my brain, ma / Look what they’ve done to y brain / They picked it like a chicken bone / And they think I’m half-insane, ma / Look what they’ve done to my brain, ma,” Cyrus sings softly, giving the song an old school rock ‘n’ roll feel, which is exactly what the film was going for.
“It’s more rock ‘n’ roll,” Free The Nipple’s director Lina Esco told Variety in November. “It’s very Johnny Cash. Her voice is so raw, and the song is so raw.”
Indeed, there is a different side of Cyrus showcased here. She took the 1971 single and gave it a soft, subtle makeover. With a bit of a reggae beat behind her, Cyrus’s voice blends into the mix, giving the track a dissonant, fuzzy and vintage feel.
Listen to Miley Cyrus’s cover of “Look What They’ve Done to My Song” below: