Miley Cyrus’ music video for her song “Wrecking Ball” is amazing. It’s inspiring, energetic and emotional. Many people hate on it because it has some nudity but it has a meaning behind it. The song in general is great but the music video makes it that much better.
For the start of the video it shows Miley with tears streaming down her face and then she starts to sing. Then, it shows her sitting on the ground with a sledge hammer in her hand. It starts to switch in between scenes of her walking and sitting with the hammer and a close up of her face. As it gets into the more emotional part, the chorus, a wrecking ball comes in and starts to break walls down as she walks towards the screen. She starts to ride on the wrecking ball and it goes back and forth from scenes like that to close ups. As the video goes on, Miley is naked on the wrecking ball. It has a variety of different scenes throughout the video. It gets to a more calm point in the song and stays on the close up for a while and then suddenly the song erupts again and goes into walls being torn down by both Miley and the ball. It ends with her laying in the wreckage and the ball swinging into the screen to turn to blackness.
I see walls breaking and Miley’s emotion in this video. I don’t think this video is meant to be viewed by younger audiences but more for the older people like teenagers. The main idea was to show how hurt and angry Miley is and how she takes it out. The close up scenes really show her emotion and sadness. In these scenes, she’s looking at the camera with tear filled eyes and her hands at her face. Her anger shows by her taking the sledge hammer and breaking the walls down. For example, during the chorus, she breaks the walls down. Also her movements are rigid and rough while she dances.
In my opinion this is a great music video. I love the pain and feeling in it and I think it represents the song really well. Many people don’t like the nudity she shows but it’s for a reason. Her being bare represents her breakup with recent ex, Liam. Miley said herself, “I kiss the sledge hammer to show that I secretly still love the pain. I’m naked to show how Liam destroyed me, I emotionally become “naked and stripped” meaning I’m hurt on the inside. The wrecking ball symbolizes a destructive love.” People hate on Miley because of this video but they don’t realize the true meaning.
In conclusion, this is an awesome video. All the different emotions in this video is truly amazing. Although it’s a bit misleading to some people but if you know the real intentions then it’s great. I love the song and the video really does it justice.