Miley Cyrus Is ‘Black Mirror’s Ashley O in Official ‘On a Roll’ Video: Watch
Last week, Black Mirror released the three episodes that comprise its fifth season, and the one people can't seem to get enough of is "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too." Without spoiling too much for those who haven't had a chance to watch it yet, the Miley Cyrus-starring episode delves into the "exploitation of artists," and is about "a lonely teenager [who] yearns to connect with her favorite pop star—whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears."
That pop star is Ashley O — a purple-haired singer who struggles with mental health issues — played by Cyrus and eerily reminiscent of another beloved pop icon. Though upbeat and uplifting, her songs are all reimagined versions of Nine Inch Nails tracks, and on Thursday (June 13), Netflix took the episode one step further and released the official music video for Ashley O's "I'm On a Roll."
The cheery tune is a remake of NIN's angsty 1989 track "Head Like a Hole" that replaces Trent Reznor's anarchic lyrics (“Head like a hole/ Black as your soul/ I’d rather die than give you control/ Bow down before the one you serve/ You’re going to get what you deserve”) with an empowering chorus (“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.”)
Watch the "I'm On a Roll" video below.