Miley Cyrus sings reworked Nine Inch Nails song in ‘Black Mirror’ S5 (out now)
The first three episodes Black Mirror Season 5 dropped on Netflix today, including the episode with Miley Cyrus, Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too. In it, Miley sings a reworked version of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like A Hole," with new, peppier lyrics written by showrunner Charlie Brooker, and Brooker says he got Trent Reznor's blessing. iNews reports:
In Black Mirror, the peppy, purple-haired star sings new lyrics: “Hey there, whoah-ho, I’m on a roll / Riding so high, achieving my goals / I’m so stoked on ambition and verve / I’m gonna get what I deserve.” Much more palatable to the tween audience – and a song that Rachel (played by Angourie Rice) becomes obsessed with.
Brooker says he had to get clearance from Trent Reznor from the band to use the track and to change their lyrics, but the frontman for the band was on board immediately when they pitched the idea to him.
Speaking at a press event, Brooker said: “Trent got it straight away, it was via email and he was really happy pretty quickly. He wanted to see the script and I got to re-write his lyrics in a chirpy way.
“I’m not the best lyricist in the world, in the first song she’s singing: ‘I’m stoked on ambition and verve’ instead of ‘You’re gonna get what you deserve’.”
Executive producer Annabel Jones said: “He thought it was very funny, he found the dark comedy very entertaining. There are lots of dark concepts in the film and we just enjoy that sort of childish subversion of them.”
You can read more here and watch those first three Season 5 episodes of Black Mirror on Netflix.