Miley Cyrus Gets Even MORE Stripped Down In This Acoustic Version Of ‘Wrecking Ball’

The acoustic version of Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' is a real tearjerker

Miley Cyrus’ acoustic version of “Wrecking Ball” makes us feel very deep things.

You know what? We’ve spent sooooo much time talking about Miley Cyrus gyrating naked on her “Wrecking Ball” that we’ve completely forgotten to talk about the fact that her Bangerz single is actually a really, really well-written pop ballad. But if it takes this recently surfaced acoustic rendition of “Wrecking  Ball” to get us to wake up and acknowledge this #TrueFact, then consider our attention grabbed. (Or licked. Whatever.)

Listen to Miley Cyrus’ acoustic version of “Wrecking Ball” after the jump.

Although we can’t confirm whether this acoustic tearjerker is an official Team Miley release, our vote is that it absolutely should be!

Flanked by a simple piano melody and soaring strings, the acoustic rendition of Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” shows just what a powerful vocalist she can be. While the studio recording featured some harsher production, Miley’s stripped-down take on her smash illuminates the nuance in Miley’s vocal, namely the subtle vibrato and the airy breath tones we didn’t get to hear the first time around.

Bottom line? There’s a place for everything! While we’re definitely not against pulling a Miley/spending some much-needed time up in da clurrrb grindin’ to pop gems like ”We Can’t Stop” and “23,” we’re also not gonna pretend the good ugly cry we had after listening to acoustic “Wrecking Ball” wasn’t mad cathartic! In short, we want to spend time with sad acoustic Miley and the Miley who sometimes feels compelled to make faces like this! Is that too much to ask?!

+ Listen to Miley Cyrus’ acoustic version of “Wrecking Ball.”

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