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Nine inch nails used their self-isolation to complete two albums, Ghosts V-VI. The records were released today for free download from the band’s official site and for all streaming services.
“ As the news seems to get grimmer by the hour, we have shaken our wilds between the feeling that there is sometimes hope for despair. Often changing minute by minute, “NIN members Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross write in a statement at nin.com. “While we all define ourselves as antisocial types who prefer to be alone, this situation has really made us appreciate the power and necessity of connection.
“Music – whether you listen to it, think about it, or create it – has always been the thing that has helped us get through something good or bad,” the statement continues. “With that in mind, we decided to burn the midnight oil and complete these new Ghosts records to stay somewhat healthy.”
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A continuation of the Ghosts series he started in 2008 (Ghosts I – IV), Ghosts V – VI consists of two parts. “Ghosts V: Together is for when everything seems to be all right,” Reznor explains. “And Ghosts VI: Locusts … Well, you can figure it out.”
“It made us feel better to make them and it feels good to share them. Music has always made us feel a little less lonely in the world … and hopefully for you, too. Remember that everyone is together in this thing and this too will pass.
“We look forward to seeing you again soon. Be smart and safe and take care of each other. With love, Trent and Atticus. ‘
This is the first new NIN music since 2018’s Bad Witch. Nine Inch Nails will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on November 7.
Listen to the new Ghosts songs below via YouTube.
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