Miley Cyrus is back in the backyard: She and Joan Jett performed “Different,” off Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ 2013 album Unvarnished, for a new installment of the Backyard Sessions.
The Backyard Sessions feature Cyrus performing covers outdoors; her rendition of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” got especially rave reviews back in 2012. The Grammy-nominated singer revived the series in conjunction with the just-launched Happy Hippie Foundation, a non-profit she founded to fight “injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth, and other vulnerable populations.”
This performance isn’t the first time Cyrus and Jett have been in the public eye together of late: Cyrus inducted Jett into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April and introduced the “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” singer with a sweet speech about Jett’s influence on her. “She made the world evolve. Her life and her success is proof that we can self-evolve,” she said. “I want to thank you for fighting for our freedom, Joan, and I love you so much.”
Cyrus posted the “Different” video on Facebook, where she encouraged viewers to donate “to help us raise funds to create digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families.” Donate at the Happy Hippie Foundation website.
Officially launching The Happy Hippie Foundation today with #HappyHippiePresents: Backyard Sessions! Watch the full video of Joan Jett and i performing “Different” now and donate to help us raise funds to create digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families #HappyHippie All the videos will be released here first so check back soon for more special musical collaborations!The Happy Hippie Foundation is dedicated to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations. To learn more about the foundation, click here: http://miley.lk/happyhippie
Posted by Miley Cyrus on Tuesday, May 5, 2015