The band, who represented Italy at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, and won with their entry song ‘Zitti e Buoni’, took to Instagram Stories yesterday to share a clip of them covering Cyrus’ 2020 track.
Cyrus herself caught wind of the cover and shared it on her Instagram Stories, writing: “my best friends @maneskinoffical.”
Måneskin’s fan club re-shared the cover while another fan posted a screenshot of Cyrus’ response.
This isn’t the first time that Måneskin have covered a popular record. Back in 2017, the four-piece took on The Killers‘ ‘Somebody Told Me’ for X Factor Italia. They ended up finishing in second place on the talent competition behind Lorenzo Licitra.
The band, fronted by Damiano David, have also shared covers of songs by Franz Ferdinand, Amy Winehouse, The Black Eyed Peas and more – you can see some of them below.
Måneskin feat Miley Cyrus.
This is: Midnight Sky. ✨💫
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— MOFC: MÅNESKIN OFFICIAL FANCLUB (@ManeskinFanClub) June 7, 2021
Discussing the band’s influences in a recent interview with NME, David said:
“We take a lot of inspiration from these bands – especially the huge bands of the ‘60s and ‘70s, but there are a lot of great bands now like Arctic Monkeys, IDLES, Slaves, Royal Blood, Franz Ferdinand.”