I never knew I needed Miley Cyrus to cover Zombie by The Cranberries until she did, and now I can’t live without it.
Global (20 October 2020) – Miley Cyrus performed an exclusive live set for “Save Our Stages Festival” from Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles and stunned fans with her rendition of ‘Zombie’ by the Cranberries.
On Saturday, the 27-year-old musician performed at the virtual and audience-free music festival meant to raise funds for music venues deemed vulnerable because of revenue lost because of the coronavirus pandemic closures and restrictions.
As part of her set, Cyrus performed an incredible cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie.”
“Zombie” is the Irish rock band’s biggest hit and was written in memory of two young victims of the 1993 bombing in Warrington, England, and has remained a hit ever since. According to Music Week, the music video has earned more than 1 billion views on YouTube while the song has been purchased 778,942 times and streamed 427 million times on Spotify.
Fans of both The Cranberries and Miley Cyrus have praised her performance.
“She went from country to pop to hip hop to experimental drug music back to country and now to rock. What can’t she do???”
“I never knew I needed Miley to cover Zombie by The Cranberries until she did, and now I can’t live without it.”
“This is freaking amazing. I love her style in this. She has gone through so many changes over the course of her career and this best suits her!”
And The Cranberries have commended Cyrus saying “It’s one of the finest covers of the song that we’ve heard” and they think late frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan would be “very impressed”.
Watch the performance below: