When a cover is just a cover

On Miley Cyrus’ evolving aesthetics

(after Jessa Crispin’s Feminism in Lockdown)

1. A Shift in Aesthetics is Inevitable. Eight months into quarantine Miley Cyrus released a series of songs. Rather, covers of songs, performed against the backdrop of masked musicians and donned in a sequined dress made to look like snakeskin. She sports a blonde mullet, green eyeshadow and orange-red…