Listen to how Miley Cyrus holds and holds and then gives liberty to the note on “groove.” That’s impeccable. That’s the right stuff. That’s a singer. And it’s a singer doing a song, “Black Dog”, made famous by one of the most distinctive rock voices of all time, Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin.
And the stage presence, even with nobody there — it’s a sound check, after all — is formidable, comfortable, discomfiting, dangerous, and professional all at once. A little like Plant and Zeppelin themselves. Miley Cyrus, as fans are quick to say, seems to be able to do anything.
“EPIC… Your vocal is amazing, Robert Plant must be so proud, Amazing!” writes one fan, as thousands concur. “Release a rock album already, OMG!” writes another. “Holy freakin moly. That voice!”
Hey we know what you mean. Cyrus seems to be so versatile her main challenge is where to go next, which one of her many-splendored vehicles to ride in, talent-wise. A rock album? She could reignite the genre. Looks like a rock star, circa any year at all here: