It’s the day that Miley Cyrus has longed for: the day she finally spreads her wings and departs the Disney nest where she’s been subsisting on regurgitated worms Hannah Montana dialog and music for most of her teen years. “Can’t Be Tamed” certainly goes a long way toward stating the obvious, that is, that she’s all grown up. But it doesn’t answer the big question: do fans really want an un-”tamed” Miley? Consider that while your eyeballs are trying to deal with her $25,000 peacock corset. Watch below:
The video – directed by veteran Robert Hales (Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”, OneRepublic’s “Apologize”) and choreographed by Jamal Sims, who also worked with Miley on Mithe dance for the “Hoedown Throwdown” from Hannah Montana: The Movie – portrays Miley as a caged creature on display for others’ entertainment. (Funny, there’s no sign of the cash-starved dad who put her in the cage in the first place).
You know what? The whole thing actually kind of holds together. It doesn’t make Miley seem dangerous, or even clever, but it’s not the total embarrassment it could’ve been. If there’s a problem here, it’s that the song itself doesn’t seem like a hit – and sex appeal only takes an ex-Disney star so far when they don’t have hits. Just ask Hilary Duff.
We’re still just happy to have a Miley song that doesn’t have a dance tutorial to go along with it.