Miley Cyrus took to the BottleRock festival this weekend, where she covered another alt-rock hit.
This time, Cyrus added her own twist to Janis Joplin’s 1969 tune, “Maybe,” which is actually a cover of The Chantels. Cyrus delivers her distinctive wails atop a jazzy, guitar-driven instrumental line.
“This song, to me, relates to the changes that I’ve been experiencing in my life, and the things that I’ve lost have come back in what I never knew I wanted or needed to gain,” Miley Cyrus says before performing. “Even though sometimes it feels like we have to start from nothing, like with the house fire, and completely rebuild… That fire was almost three years ago and I’m just feeling like I’m starting to find my stability now. And so I want everyone to be patient. Nothing worth anything happens overnight, it takes a lot of fucking effort and resilience.”
Watch fan-shot footage of Miley Cyrus covering “Maybe” below.
“This song is one that represents my freedom,” Cyrus adds.
Miley Cyrus is no stranger to covers. In fact, she recently covered Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” with Elton John, WATT, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
The cover comes from the forthcoming charity compilation The Metallica Blacklist. It’s an expansive 53-song covers album that will benefit a whole slew of charities.
That’s out on September 10th via Blackened Recordings alongside a 30th anniversary reissue of their 1991 self-titled.