Sharing the news, she said, “To celebrate [Nine Inch Nails’] induction to the [Rock & Roll Hall of Fame] this week, I’ve recorded my own #AmazonOriginal version of ‘Piggy’ with Dave Grohl(!!!) on drums.”
The cover comes as part of Amazon’s curation of covers to honour the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. They have Real Estate covering The Doobie Brothers’ ‘What a Fool Believes’, The Kills on T. Rex’s ‘Cosmic Dancer’, and Eyelids on Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy the Silence’.
Plus, Savages’ Jehnny Beth will also take on Nine Inch Nails, covering ‘Closer’.
In a statement, St. Vincent said ‘Piggy’, “remains one of my favorite Nails songs to this day.”
“I am obsessed with the slinky tambourine that is just a little lazy in feel. And when I took this song apart to cover it, it took me a long time to really understand the immensity of the groove.
“It’s a dark, industrial reggae. Muscular, but never as distorted as you imagined it when you think of it in your head… They made a complicated thing seem easy and made big, bold sonic choices.”
Listen to her cover with Dave Grohl below via Amazon Music.