Who would have thought Nirvana was a hot trend in 2022? It’s not because Gen Zers aren’t wearing band t-shirts It’s due to the famed caped crusader. Matt Reeve’s The Batman prominently features Nirvana’s “Something In the Way” multiple times in the film. The film’s success resulted in a 1200% rise in total stream count within four days of its release.
The track is featured on “Nevermind,” one of the most well-known and critically appreciated albums. It was streaming 72,000 before the film was released. The MRC reported that it rose to 1.2 Million streams by March.
The track is certainly an in-depth cut from Nevermind, which is intriguing considering its significant inclusion in the film. The song is a dark tale of homelessness that is an interesting contrast to Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne, one of Gotham’s top social figures. The song may provide a glimpse into Wayne’s inner psyche, expressing his Batman persona as Batman scour the streets looking for criminals.
Pattinson’s Batman is only the second time he has been Batman. It’s only his second year as the Dark Knight. It’s evident that he’s not completely seasoned as the World’s Greatest Detective. One crucial part of being Batman is his ability to confidently portray Bruce Wayne. Pattinson’s Batman doesn’t have these skills at the moment, but he does make an effort in the film. Empire was informed by Reeves that the song had an impact on his portrayal of Bruce Wayne.
“…It was my thought that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we’ve seen before, there’s an alternative version that had suffered an awful tragedy before becoming a recluse. This is how I began to see the connection between Gus Van Sant’s Last Days and the idea that Kurt Cobain‘s fictionalized version was in a state of decline.
“Something in the Way” is a surprising choice due to the film’s fame, is not considered to be a standout track on the album. The song hidden ( Endless Nameless) is not included in the count. It is considered the final song on the album. This could be a reference to the Riddler, who gives clues throughout the movie to find his next victim.
It seems that the film is in perfect harmony with Reeves’ Batman directorial debut.