Miley Cyrus

Last time you saw this stretch of rugged Monterey County coastline on the screen, it was in the HBO series Big Little Lies, a dark place where one character would go running, repeatedly, up to the precarious edge of a cliff. 

Now Garrapata State Beach is back, in a decidedly more chipper light, with a music video by Miley Cyrus.

She's singing about So Cal (in a song called "Malibu") but these are classic Central California scenes: the rocky shore, fields of invasive ice plant, towering redwoods, rolling green hills of grazing land, blooming wild radish flowers. 

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The video was filmed this spring, including scenes at Garrapata State Beach, and the song is reportedly the first release from Cyrus' forthcoming album, with a title TBA. 

Fellow pop star Katy Perry tweeted her praise for the cheery tune: "Love this! Sounds like you just pulled up to liberation station."

Rolling Stone called it her "spritely new pop-rock sound" and Slate reports "the entire video [has] the feel of an extended Abercrombie ad." 

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Sara Rubin loves long public meetings, red pens and reading (on newsprint). She has been editor of the Monterey County Weekly since 2016, and has been on staff since 2010.

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(1) comment

Karen Smith

Nice piece, just fix the typo of spelling of Garrapata in the headline. :-)

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