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Music Video: Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball”

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Music Video: Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball”

Miley Cyrus is sad. No, she’s angry. No, she’s horny. Really horny. No, angry-horny. At least according to the first 90 seconds of the singer-twerker’s new music video, “Wrecking Ball.” Cyrus’s wild mood swings could be the consequence of her midweek blues following a weekend of dancing with molly and just generally running things. She cries, spittle clinging to her alarmingly white teeth; she rides the titular ball in her panties and Doc Martens; she rides it completely in the buff too; she licks a phallic sledgehammer. Despite all that, the clip, directed by one-note photographer Terry Richardson, is surprisingly focused, at least aesthetically—all monotones except for Miley’s bleached locks, red lips, and piercing blue eyes. Watch the video below.

“Wrecking Ball” is the second single from Cyrus’s Bangerz, out October 8th.