Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor confirmed in a new interview with Beats 1 on Thursday (October 20th) that he and writing partner Atticus Ross have been working on new NIN music, although when it will arrive is yet to be determined. But Reznor sounded upbeat about its progress, saying, “I’m feeling really good, I’m feeling creatively excited and I’ve reminded myself . . . that the act of writing and self examination that comes from making music really helps me understand who I am again. Things are going good and when we have something that we think is excellent, we will unleash it upon the world.”

Reznor told us a while back that music has always been the best way for him to express his emotions: [“In my early 20s, when I first started to write music, it was because I found a way to take this anger or pain or resentment or sadness and express it in a way other than punching a wall, that had some beauty to it. And then later found out, if I put it to music, there’s real power here and there’s kind of a truthful honesty or something that people that have heard it seem to relate to.”] 

  • Reznor and Ross have also been doing film work, collaborating with composer Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai on the soundtrack of the documentary Before The Flood, while also composing the score for the upcoming film about the Boston Marathon bombing, Patriot’s Day.
  • The soundtrack to Before The Flood comes out on Friday (October 21st) and features a new song Reznor/Ross song called “A Minute To Breathe.” The film itself also opens on Friday for a limited theatrical run before debuting on the National Geographic Channel on October 30th.
  • The last Nine Inch Nails album was 2013’s Hesitation Marks.