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Miley Cyrus Covers Dido's 'No Freedom' in Honor of Leelah Alcorn for Happy Hippie Foundation [WATCH]

 

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Miley Cyrus' Happy Hippie Foundation is continuing to rollout Backyard Sessions to help raise awareness and funds for homeless and LGBT youth. After releasing a cover of "Different" with Joan Jett, earlier this week (May 5), the Bangerz singer released a solo, heartbreaking performance of Dido's "No Freedom" in remembrance of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn.

Cyrus posted the video to her Facebook page, noting that this song reminded her a lot of Alcorn and she listened to it when the teen famously committed suicide.

"Listened to this song a lot in December when Leelah passed away... These lyrics relate so perfectly to Happy Hippie & our message to the world! FREEDOM & LOVE! The Happy Hippie Foundation #HappyHippiePresents #BackyardSessions," she captioned the video post.

The cover itself is exactly what fans loved from Cyrus' 2012 backyard sessions (which featured covers of "Jolene," "Look What They've Done to My Song" and "Lilac & Wine"). Though Cyrus may look bright with a yellow smiley face tank top and peace sign earrings, the song is perfectly tender. She gave "No Freedom" a richness with a chorus of acoustic guitars, and Cyrus strays away from the sassier parts of her voice to be loving and soft.

Watch the new performance of "No Freedom" below:

The Dido cover is the second of several planned Backyard sessions featuring Cyrus and a slew of famous friends. She's already released a performance of "Different" with Joan Jett and a video with Ariana Grande is also forthcoming.

For more information about Cyrus' Happy Hippie Foundation, visit her website.

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