Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor Hopes To Collaborate With Other Artists On New Nine Inch Nails Album


Last week saw an early leak of Nine Inch Nails‘ cover story in the newest issue of Revolver. While word of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross having plans to record a new Nine Inch Nails album in 2020 and tour during the latter half of the year were revealed, absent from the initial leak was the relevant info about their plans for that album.

Revolver have since posted the full quote, revealing that the template the group hope to use on the album would involve multiple guest collaborators:

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“We’re talking about doing some shows next year, maybe. Probably in the last half of the year. We have a template for the next Nine Inch Nails thing we want to do… I’ll give it away: collaboration. We’ve got a list of people we like. And we thought, kind of playing on the newfound spirit of collaboration that scoring has forced us into, seeing what happens when we mix our DNA with some other people, with a no pressure environment. Let’s see what happens. If something good happens, then maybe the world can hear it. But if it doesn’t, we put it in the pile with the other…”

The same conversation also saw Reznor speak of his and Ross‘ unhappiness with how their score for the 2018 Netflix film ‘Bird Box‘ was used:

“When we got immersed in it, it felt like some people were phoning it in. And you’re stuck with a film editor who had real bad taste. That’s kind of our barricade to getting stuff in the film. And the final icing on the shit cake was we were on tour when they mixed it. And they mixed the music so low, you couldn’t hear it anyway. So it was like, that was a … [laughs]. That was a fucking waste of time. Then we thought, no one’s going to see this fucking movie. And, of course, it’s the hugest movie ever in Netflix.”

You can read more excerpts from the chat here, including Reznor‘s children enjoying “Old Town Road“, word on an abandoned film score Reznor & Ross created and more.