Trent Reznor promised at the end of last year that new Nine Inch Nails music would arrive in 2016. With less than two months remaining in the year, he reassured skeptical fans.
The musician shared a photo Tuesday of him in Washington D.C. with frequent collaborator Atticus Ross and director Fisher Stevens. He and Ross worked on the soundtrack for Stevens’ latest documentary, Before the Flood, featuring and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. In the comments, a fan asked, “What’s the word on new NIN for 2016 like you said @treznor???” Reznor simply replied: “2016 is not over yet.”
Reznor later shared new music Thursday from Before the Flood, making it abundantly clear it wasn’t NIN: “”THIS IS NOT NEW NINE INCH NAILS!”
THIS IS NOT NEW NINE INCH NAILS! Here is an excerpt of the new song “a minute to breathe” that Atticus and I wrote for the upcoming film Before the Flood, which airs globally in 171 countries and 45 languages on the National Geographic Channel starting October 30. The full soundtrack will be out soon and is a collaboration between us, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai.
If a new NIN album surfaces, it will be the group’s ninth studio record and the first since Hesitation Marks in 2013. Reznor and Ross — who won an Oscar for Best Original Score for The Social Network — will score the upcoming Boston Marathon bombing drama Patriots Day, starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg.