“Mother’s Daughter” by Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus’ “Mother’s Daughter” reads like a modern-day female-empowerment anthem. It features Miley touting her badassery by referring to herself as “a freak”, “a Nile crocodile”, “a piranha”, “nasty”, “evil”, “a witch”, etc. What these adjectives and appellations ultimately lead to is the singer being someone whose “freedom” you ‘don’t want to f*ck with’ and a ‘powerful’ person in general. And she attributes her personality to “something in the water” or the fact that she is her “mother’s daughter”, insinuating that her mom, Tish Cyrus, is the same way. She uses this realization to, amongst other things, warn dudes against playing her too close.
You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Miley Cyrus's Mother’s Daughter at Lyrics.org.
Another way Miley gives a shoutout to her mom is by acknowledging that she always predicted that Miley would be successful. And that inspiration empowered her to go out and actually do so.
So in summation, this track is centered on Miley’s fierceness but in a wider context can be used as an empowerment anthem by some. And she uses the occasion to give a shoutout to her mom, who not only apparently personifies the aforementioned ideals but also encouraged her to become the woman she is today.
Facts about “Mother’s Daughter”
Miley Cyrus debuted this song during the 2019 BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, which was held from 24 to 26 May.
However the song was officially unveiled on 31 May as part of her 2019 EP entitled She Is Coming. On this same EP appears the song “Cattitude”.
Miley co-wrote “Mother’s Daughter” with ALMA and the track’s producer, Andrew Wyatt.
The label behind the release of “Mother’s Daughter” is RCA Records.
There are many stunning images present in the music video of “Mother’s Daughter”. However, they all point to the ultimate “feminist” theme of this song. And the aforementioned imagery relates to how Miley Cyrus interprets feminism. For instance, she definitely perceives there being a carnal aspect to this ideology, as in one where women (and those who identify as such) are sexually-liberated. This would include an apparent espousement of lesbianism and transgenderism.
The artist also appears to make a statement against body shaming, specifically in terms of women being overweight taking more pride in their appearance. So all things considered, this track basically depicts Miley Cyrus as a modern-day, empowered feminist while in the process giving a shoutout to her mom, Tish Cyrus.