If you’ve been following Nine Inch Nails over the past few years there has been no shortage of new material for fans to sink their teeth into and that’s not slowing down any time soon.
The band are currently scoring the new Watchmen film as well as Pixar’s Soul (after scoring both Mid90s and Bird Box on top of three EPs), but once everything is wrapped up we’ll be getting a new full-length.
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Band leader Trent Reznor told Rolling Stone nothing will be coming in 2019 while they wrap up the movie scores but they’re hard at work on new NIN material.
“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 working on score stuff. But the plan is to do stuff, yes,” says Reznor.
Later in the interview, Reznor discusses working on a Pixar film and how it relates to the idea of enjoying the process of making art. He explains a quote he heard from a director about making films for the process instead of the end result and how it relates to people asking him about the Pixar score.
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“What I found in my own life is that by taking on these scoring projects, for us, it’s not, “How’d it do at the box office?” or “What was the Rotten Tomatoes score?” It’s nice if it does well. But being in the trenches, collaborating with someone new, learning from them, fighting with them, figuring out their process — that’s the exciting stuff, especially when it’s someone you resonate with,” says Reznor.
“I don’t think anybody does animation better than they do. And we end up meeting with [Pixar’s chief creative officer] Pete Docter, and he’s what you hope he would be. It feels very authentic, it feels very exciting and it’s very, very different from anything else we’ve ever done, from the way they do it to how they think about it. And we’re a risky choice for them, so that makes it very appealing. Can we do something like that? That means us working out of our comfort zone. It’s early days but it’s been really cool.
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