New Song: Miley Cyrus Covers ‘Lilac Wine,’ And We Are Officially Bowled Over With WOW

Miley Cyrus expertly covers “Lilac Wine” in a “Backyard Sessions” video.

Wow. Who would have ever thought that Miley “Party In The U.S.A.” Cyrus, daughter of Billy Ray “Achy Breaky” Cyrus and formerly known as “Hannah Montana,” had the vocal chops to tackle James Shelton’s 1950s’ classic song “Lilac Wine”? Or maybe you’re a little more familiar with the 1990s Jeff Buckley rendition? Either way, our eyes are in full balloon-plate mode, because Miley, you NAILED IT! We will absolutely never doubt you again. Because that’s not an easy song to sing!

Watch Miley Cyrus cover “Lilac Wine” after the jump.

Filmed as an informal “Backyard Sessions” series, Miley is shown pre-pixie cut (but it looks like she may have had shears on the brain with her hair pulled into a slick, tight knot. Little did she know that someday very soon she would be in haircut cahoots with Pink at the 2012 MTV VMAs!). She’s also shown sitting down with her band in a serene garden space as she sings huskily into a standing mic. In fact, Miley’s husky vocals are probably the loveliest part of her cover, which is full, serious and studied. It exhibits an obvious amount of musical (and perhaps personal) growth. Because really, we have to ask ourselves: Did WE listen to the same exact music when we were 19 as we did when we were 15? I think not. Well done, Miley!

+ Watch Miley Cyrus cover “Lilac Wine.”

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