Chills. Absolutely. Just: WOW.
Miley Cyrus teams with Mark Ronson and Sean Ono Lennon for a new version of his parent’s classic “Happy Xmas (War is Over).” The original song, released by John and Yoko in 1971, was about the end of the Vietnam war. The new version features Cyrus belting the mournful lyrics while Lennon adds the harmonies (“War is over/ If you want it”), before the two intertwine at the chorus.
“So, we went to Electric Lady with Sean Ono Lennon and we got to cut ‘War is Over,’” Cyrus said. “And so we’re also doing it on SNL – we want to do a Christmas song, and I don’t think anything could speak louder than what’s going on right now than about ‘War is Over.’”
On working with Sean Lennon, Miley told Rolling Stone:
I mean, he’s just such an incredible being to be in the room with because that magic just radiates and I have always loved John and Yoko, I’m such a big Yoko fan, and so it’s just been amazing to work with him and his voice is just so special,” she explained. “And I think more than just inheriting the voice, or you know the way he looks or whatever, that is it’s about the magic that you know he has and I think that’s what he’s really inherited more than anything, it’s just this radiant magic.”
Can’t wait to watch this Saturday night.
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