Miley Cyrus and her sushi buddy and Twitter Anonymous sponsor Liam Hemsworth make googly eyes at one another in the pop star’s music video for “When I Look At You,” the lead single off the soundtrack from Miley and Liam’s movie The Last Song. Are we watching Miley’s real-life (and still unconfirmed) relationship played out on camera? Or is all the lovey-dovey beach frolicking (not to mention Miley’s piano-playing abilities) just the Disney kid’s brilliant acting? Watch the vid below and see if you can spot some real (Nicholas) sparks between the two.
Miley Cyrus – “When I Look At You”
So does this video confirm that these two pretty young things an item? We’ll let the gossip blogs do the talking.
As for the ballad itself, it’s a catchy pop-country tune and Cyrus belts it with power beyond her 17 years. Interestingly, we don’t typically see Miley with an instrument in her music videos (although fans were treated to her piano-playing skills during her Wonder World tour in 2009). When you add Avril Lavigne’s latest move to accessorize with a piano in her latest vid for “Alice,” it’s more and more obvious that these young girls feel the need to compete with chart toppers Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift to show the world they, too, are competent musicians as well as pop stars.
Everyone’s taking note of this trend—many of the girls in American Idol‘s Top 24 are guitar players as well as singers. It’s real progress to see well-rounded artists being trumpeted in pop culture and on the charts as opposed to wannabes who think a time signature is just a hastily written autograph.
We’re still suspicious of Cyrus’ actual ability to play that baby grand since we barely see her fingers touch the keys—it’s mostly just head bopping. But the fact that the piano is more of a focal point in the video than her eye candy co-star tells us that Team Miley wants to remind us she’s a gifted musician and not just a controversy machine.
Does this mean we can expect to see Britney tickling ivories in a video off her upcoming album? We’re willing to wager…. no. Unless all 88 keys are painted on some hot male model’s abs.