Miley Cyrus Covers the Turtles + Paul Simon for Final ‘Backyard Sessions’
Miley Cyrus has wrapped up her Happy Hippie Foundation’s Backyard Sessions with two more covers. Unlike her previous star-studded HHF collaborations, Cyrus helms the Turtles’ “Happy Together” and Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” solo, with help from her backing band.
“The last two weeks have been magical,” Cyrus wrote on her Facebook. “But this is just the beginning not the end! I can’t believe this was just a dream and now it’s a reality!!!! The Happie Hippie Foundation is official.”
Cyrus’ newly-minted HHF supports homeless and LGBT youth. “For a year, my focus has been helping homeless youth, and it was heartbreaking to hear that 40 percent of homeless teens identify as LGBT,” she wrote in a piece for Medium, explaining her motivations behind establishing the organization. “The more I learned about what life can be like as a transgender person, the more I realized how especially woven into homelessness that is.”
While this marks Cyrus’ first time covering “Happy Together,” the “Wrecking Ball” singer previously served up her excellent rendition of the Paul Simon classic during the SNL 40 special.
We’re going to miss these installments of Cyrus’ Backyard Sessions, which have not only showed off the singer’s standout singing chops, but also her knack for creative and memorable collaborations. She recently teamed up with Ariana Grande on a cover of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over”; Laura Jane Grace on Against Me!’s “True Trans Soul Rebel”; Joan Jett on the Blackhearts leader's “Different”; and both Grace and Jett for the Replacement's "Androgynous."
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