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Nine Inch Nails music coming after soundtrack work, says Trent Reznor

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor attends the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage via Getty Images)
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor attends the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage via Getty Images)

Trent Reznor has told Rolling Stone in a new interview that he and collaborator Atticus Ross plan to make new Nine Inch Nails music as soon as they are finished with their work on the scores for HBO’s new Watchmen series and the upcoming Pixar movie Soul.

Reznor explained, “Right now, we are finishing up Watchmen, and we’re working on the Pixar film that we are doing. And we have plans for Nine Inch Nails stuff, but we haven’t got down to doing it because literally every minute of the day for the last several months has been working on score stuff. But the plan is to do stuff, yes.”

Reznor and Ross last released new Nine Inch Nails music in a series of records released over three years: Not The Actual Events in 2016, Add Violence in 2017 and Bad Witch in 2018.

Reznor said he wished he could have done the same kind of release with the 1999 album The Fragile, remarking, “If I could put The Fragile out again, I’d break it into two albums . . . 20 years ago, it was a little self-important to drop something of that length and density on people, but the last three mini-records we put out were actually one album. The music, I felt, in no way was dumbed down.”

Reznor and Ross have also decided to release the soundtrack of the nine-episode Watchmen series in three parts on vinyl. The first arrived on Monday (November 4th), while the next two will surface on November 25th and December 16th.

Story source: Rolling Stone

CHECK IT OUT: Listen to Reznor and Ross’ music from the end credits of Watchmen:

DID YOU KNOW? Reznor and Ross won the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Original Score for their work on the 2010 movie The Social Network. Since then the pair have scored The Girl With The Dragon TattooGone GirlPatriots DayMid90sBird Box and more.

SIDE NOTES: Asked about scoring a Pixar animated film, the upcoming Soul, for the first time, Reznor said, “It feels very authentic, it feels very exciting and it’s very, very different from anything else we’ve ever done.” He added jokingly, “We’ll see if we can taint Pixar and darken them up.”

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