After being confirmed as Rock Hall inductees, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor has given a further update on what new music from the band will look like in 2020. And it sounds a little angry.
As part of an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio, Trent Reznor, who has had quite a year, revealed what was waiting for him and the band this year.
That chat saw Reznor reveal that he’s excited to work on some new NIN material with his writing partner, and fellow Hollywood hit, Atticus Ross.
“We’re both daily, we talk about how much we want to work on new Nine Inch Nails material, which I think grows when we are unable to do it, because we’re working on film stuff,” The singer told Lowe.
Reznor and Ross were very busy last year and that doesn’t look like slowing up as the duo have a number of jobs on the way including scoring a new Pixar film Soul and the new David Fincher film, Mank.
But, he confirmed that Nine Inch Nails would not suffer and that “there’s a giant pot of angst that’s just ready to be turned into something.”
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Reznor continued: “There’s not a day goes by I don’t feel like, ‘Man, how the fuck am I going to do this, because I have no idea how I’m going to pull this off. And I think as uncomfortable as that can be, it is a good space to be in. It still feels like, again, trying to move forward, trying to not get stagnant.”
Reznor also opened up about his Rock Hall confirmation, with the news arriving on the day his wife Mariqueen Maandig gave birth to their fifht child, “I’m pretty blown away,” said Reznor. “It feels nice to think that something that you really poured your life into and haven’t compromised, can be acknowledged by a pretty mainstream group.”
“[Atticus Ross and I] both had kind of assumed that … it’s not lack of confidence in our own material, it’s just … we’re not this and we’re not that.”