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Soundgarden Inspired St. Vincent Movie

By: Maura O'Malley

February 15, 2017

Soundgarden’s 1994 “Black Hole Sun” is probably one of the band’s most popular songs, and let’s be real: It’s a classic. For effect, let’s have a listen below, shall we?

Now that we got that out of our system, let’s talk St. Vincent AKA Annie Clark. The singer-songwriter directed a segment of XX, a new horror anthology.

Cool, but what does this have to do with Soundgarden, you ask? Interesting question. Clark co-wrote her segment, The Birthday Party, which was apparently heavily influenced by the video for “Black Hole Sun.”

In an interview with Vulture, Clark explains:

That video really stuck with me, but also, I put it in as temp music at the end of the film, for the ending sequence. And it accidentally worked perfectly, and so I was trying to get a hold of Chris Cornell to see if I could license the song for the film, but I didn’t have any luck. So I basically paid homage to “Black Hole Sun” at the end. And it just makes me laugh. The darkest parts of the movie, to me, are the funniest.

It is the kind of music video that sticks with you, isn't it? You can catch the XX trailer below.