Season five of Black Mirror is now available on Netflix, and in the episode “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too,” Nine Inch Nails fans will certainly be surprised to hear Miley Cyrus sing a reworked version of “Head Like A Hole.”
Per U.K.’s iNews, series creator Charlie Brooker recalled reaching out to Trent Reznor for approval saying, “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.” Executive producer Annabel Jones added, “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.”
Cyrus plays a pop singer named Ashley O, and instead of the original “Head Like A Hole” chorus, she sings, “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.”
Obviously, out of context, this sounds weird, but things will surely make a little more sense when watching the episode.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.