Trent Reznor on Potential New Nine Inch Nails Music: “Just Wait and See What Happens”

David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty ImagesAs we lurch towards the end of 2016, one question still remains: where is that new Nine Inch Nails music? Back in December 2015, Trent Reznor tweeted that "New NIN [is] coming in 2016. Other stuff, too." Well, it's now December 2016, and the world is still without new Nine Inch Nails music.

"Those words did come out of my mouth, didn't they?" Reznor tells Rolling Stone, referring to his infamous tweet. "Oh, yeah, it's December, isn't it? Just wait and see what happens."

While Reznor is definitely working on the next Nine Inch Nails album, the first since 2013's Hesitation Marks, he doesn't want to say anything about how it's sounding.

"That will be part of the reveal," he says. "I don't want to spoil it. If I'm interested in a film, I prefer not to watch the trailer. We live in overstimulated times."

While the "new NIN" part of Reznor's declaration last year has yet to come to fruition, the "other stuff" part certainly has. Along with his frequent collaborator Atticus Ross, Reznor composed the score for the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring climate change documentary Before the Flood, which features the song "A Minute to Breathe."

"It was an uncomfortable and risky track to work on, because it could veer easily into eye-roll territory," Reznor says. "But how does one write a love song about the planet without groans? And that's what was intriguing about it: Could we pull it off?"

Additionally, Reznor and Ross composed the score for the upcoming film Patriots Day, a retelling of the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

"The main draw for us is we'd be working in this genre without relying on the expected and -- quite frankly, in my opinion -- super boring, lazy Hollywood film soundtrack trope," Reznor says.

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