Miley Cyrus stars in and performs a number of songs in the new season of “Black Mirror” that Nine Inch Nails fans might recognize.
At a press screening of the season-5 episode “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too”, the show’s creator Charlie Brooker talked about reworking NIN classics into pop songs, with a thumbs-up from frontman Trent Reznor.
“As for the music, every song that she performs is a Nine Inch Nails song that we adapted into a pop standard,” Brooker explained, NME reported.
“That’s one thing that was in the script quite early on, but we had to get permission from Trent Reznor to do that and rewrite some of his tracks as upbeat pop songs,” he continued. “At the end, she does a f**king good job of doing ‘Head Like A Hole’.”
As for what Reznor thought about the results, Brooker said, “He got it straight away. It was via email and he was really happy. He wanted to see the script and I got to rewrite his lyrics in a chirpy way. I’m not the best lyricist in the world, and there’s one point where she’s singing ‘I’m stoked on ambition and verve’ instead of ‘You’re gonna get what you deserve.’”
“Black Mirror” co-showrunner Annabel Jones added, “He thought it was all very funny. He found all of the dark comedy very entertaining.”
The new season of “Black Mirror” premiered Wednesday on Netflix with three new episodes.