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The Black Mirror, Miley and Nine Inch Nails Hookup

The Black Mirror, Miley and Nine Inch Nails Hookup
We’re not going to spoil the new Black Mirror for you, but you might regard the following as minorly spoilery so watch out. It’s fairly common knowledge Miley Cyrus is in an episode, and she sings some songs. What we’ve only now learnt is: those are Nine Inch Nails songs.
 
Yes, a number of NIN tunes were turned into pop songs, with some minor rewriting of the lyrics and the full permission of Mr NIN himself, Trent Reznor. Here’s Black Mirror mainman Charlie Brooker explaining to NME how this happened:
 
The songs were “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. At the end, she does a fucking good job of doing ‘Head Like A Hole’.” And how did Reznor react? “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’.”

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