Trent Reznor Signs Off On Miley Cyrus' Nine Inch Nails Covers
Trent Reznor is apparently fine with the Netflix series Black Mirror taking several Nine Inch Nails songs and remixing them for a new episode called "Rachel, Jack And Ashley Too." The episode stars Miley Cyrus as a pop star named Ashley O who sings poppier versions of Nine Inch Nails classics such as "Head Like A Hole."
Reznor even gave Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker permission to change the lyrics as needed. Brooker explained at a press conference, "(Reznor) 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.’"
Brooker added, "He thought it was all very funny. He found all of the dark comedy very entertaining. There are lots of dark concepts in the film and we just enjoyed a childish subversion of them." The episode began streaming on Wednesday (June 5th) as Netflix premiered three new episodes as part of Black Mirror's fifth season.
Reznor himself and musical partner Atticus Ross most recently worked on the scores for the 2018 films Mid90s and Bird Box. Next up for the pair are the scores for two highly anticipated movies: director Trey Edward Shults’ musical drama Waves and Joe Wright’s fall thriller The Woman In The Window. The duo are also handling the music for Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen series on HBO.