Holly Bowling has released pro-shot footage of her cover of “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails. The video comes from Bowling’s solo Live at Home concert in her living room on April 23rd.
The video finds the Ghost Light keyboardist in the midst of her instrumental grand piano set, which also featured Phish and Grateful Dead covers. While Bowling’s solo sets usually remain confined to covers of jam giants, that’s not to say she didn’t put her own twist on “Hurt”, inspired by her improvisational background.
The video opens with some ambient noises that match perfectly with the lights in Bowling’s living room, which should be noted are some of the best in the home streaming game. After about a minute or so of creeping noises, Bowling removes what appear to be small metal blocks that muted the piano wire. From there, Bowling begins the iconic brooding intro, and if you focus you can hear Trent Reznor‘s voice in your head. As the song reaches its famous crescendo, Bowling is able to balance the delicate high notes mimicking Reznor’s voice with the low end of the keys that come crashing down. After she bangs out the final “I would find a way” notes, Bowling uses a tool that looks like it may be tuning the piano. While this clearly isn’t part of the song, the ambient buzzing noise that the tool creates on the piano wire sounds like it would fit perfectly on a NIN record.
Watch Holly Bowling cover “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails from her living room.
Holly Bowling – “Hurt” (Nine Inch Nails)
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Bowling, like many artists, has taken to performing solo live streams from her house while the music industry remains on indefinite hiatus. The shows happen every Thursday and are available to watch through her Facebook page.