Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)

Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions) is an American documentary concert special directed by Jacob Bixenman and Brendan Walter, and starring American singer Miley Cyrus, released on Disney+ on March 10, 2023. It is a companion piece to her eighth studio album Endless Summer Vacation (2023), where Cyrus performs eight songs from the album alongside her single, "The Climb" (2009), while discussing the creative process behind the album.[1][2][3]

Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)
Official poster
Directed by
Based onEndless Summer Vacation
by Miley Cyrus
Produced byMiley Cyrus
StarringMiley Cyrus
CinematographyMarcell Rév
Distributed byDisney+
Sony Music Entertainment
Release date
  • March 10, 2023 (2023-03-10)
Running time
42 minutes
CountryUnited States

Synopsis edit

The official synopsis released to Disney+ states "Miley Cyrus takes the stage in this must-see, Disney+ music event, Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions). For the first time ever, Miley performs songs from her highly anticipated eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation, including her hit single "Flowers", seven additional tracks from the album, plus a special performance. The global superstar's cinematic, one-of-a-kind performances are threaded together with exclusive interviews in the famed Los Angeles house where Frank Sinatra once lived, and where Miley shot the celebrated official music video for "Flowers". With this special, Miley opens the door to audiences around the world providing insight into her new album and the person she is today."[4]

Release and promotion edit

On March 3, 2023, Cyrus announced the television special to promote her eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation. The special is executive produced by Cyrus under her production company, Hopetown Entertainment, with Crush Management, and Columbia Records as co-producers.[2]

Set list edit

  1. "Jaded"
  2. "Rose Colored Lenses"
  3. "Thousand Miles"
  4. "Wildcard"
  5. "Island"
  6. "Wonder Woman" (with Rufus Wainwright on piano)
  7. "The Climb"
  8. "River"
  9. "Flowers"

Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions) edit

Official poster for Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions)

An updated version of the special titled Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions) aired on ABC on August 24, 2023, before the release of her single "Used to Be Young" the day after. It was also released on Hulu on August 25 to stream.[5] The original interview is replaced by a new interview in which Cyrus reflects on career highlights.[6] Cyrus dedicated the performance of "Wonder Woman" to Sinéad O'Connor.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ Blistein, Jon (March 6, 2023). "Miley Cyrus Reviving the 'Backyard Sessions' for 'Endless Summer Vacation' Special". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
  2. ^ a b Aswad, Jem (March 3, 2023). "Miley Cyrus and Disney Reunite for 'Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)'". Variety. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
  3. ^ Fekadu, Mesfin (March 3, 2023). "Miley Cyrus to Perform Songs From New Album on Disney+ Special 'Miley Cyrus — Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
  4. ^ "Miley Cyrus | Endless Summer Vacation | Backyard Sessions | Disney+". www.disneyplus.com. Retrieved March 7, 2023.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (August 17, 2023). "Miley Cyrus To Release New Song "Used To Be Young" With ABC Special". Deadline. Retrieved August 22, 2023.
  6. ^ "Watch the Miley Cyrus Special 'Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions)' Thursday, August 24 on ABC". ABC. August 17, 2023. Retrieved August 21, 2023.
  7. ^ Lewis, Isobel (August 25, 2023). "Miley Cyrus grows emotional as she addresses Sinead O'Connor open letter and feud". The Independent. Retrieved August 25, 2023.

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