Miley Cyrus - When I Look At You

July 21, 2011 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Miley Cyrus is only 18 and she still gets a lot of people saying that's she's a bad example. But surely most people at 18 were trying to find themselves and become a person they like, and she doesn't want to be this sweet innocent Hannah Montana anymore, and that should be okay with everyone. She has recently started focusing more on her film career but has apparently had free time to spend in the recording studio, so, even though she said she was taking a break from music, it looks like she's ready to come back after just a few years. She is a very mature 18 year-old as there is many 18's who are innocent and don't really want to break out of their shells, whereas 9 out of 10 people (possibly), has some idea of who Miley is, and therefore she is quickly becoming a superstar in this world.

This song was released as part of the move: The Last Song (based on the book by Nicholas Sparks). Miley Cyrus sings this song amazingly and it works well with the film (where she is the main character). The song is full of emotion and you can definitely hear that in Miley's voice. I first thought she had written the song, and I'm disappointed that she didn't, but she managed to link with it and that's why this song is so strong.

As it was the main single to be released from the film, it would, obviously, have scenes from the film. But there is also a little bit of a surprise. Liam Hemsworth (plays Miley's on-screen boyfriend) appears in this music video. Since Miley and Liam started filming The Last Song, they have been in a relationship, that has been on and off for quite a while. From the latest update, they are still going strong together, but I do wonder how long it will last, but we'll just have to wait and see.

There isn't a lot to this music video, but that's to be expected since it is a ballad. They filmed it well, attempting to link it in with the song as much as possible, but there's only so much they can film with Miley playing the piano.

I like the idea of Liam walking up to the piano, fusing, possibly, Miley's two loves, which kind of works with the song, and I like how they made sure everything is pretty slow as it goes really well with the song. I also like the little scenes of them together, from them running on the shore, with the waves breaking behind them, to them hugging on the end of the pier, and then Liam sprinkling the love-shaped hearts over her, it's all just amazing to watch.

I really like the ending idea with the bit where she sings "you appear like a dream to me", the scenes are then super-imposed on one another and they all bend together, it kind of makes everything dream-like and as if you have imagined the whole music video.

BUT!!!!! There is a lot that Miley sings about that could suggests a lot of great music video ideas, and I totally understand that it is a soft ballad, but they definitely could have done a lot more with the music video, it kind of seems as if they didn't put a lot of thought into it and just did it there and then, which is the only problem with this. They definitely could have done it a lot better.

Overall, it's a great song, and Miley's voice fits it almost too perfectly and I can't help but listen to the song again and again, but the music video, although it's sweet and innocent and works well with the song, could have been a hell of a lot better if they would have looked into the lyrics a bit more.