Trent Reznor has been talking about the upcoming new Nine Inch Nails album, Hesitation Marks, revealing that its conception has been rather tumultuous to say the least.
Earlier this month, guitarist, Adrian Belew, quit the band after only joining in February, commenting on his Facebook page, “Concerning me being part of the 2013 Nine Inch Nails band: it didn’t work.”
Belew’s departure came a month after bassist, Eric Avery, announced that we too was leaving the band because he was “overwhelmed” by “all the intensity that Nails demands.”
Reznor has now been talking about the duo’s departures, stating, that it has been “disruptive,” before adding, “You can spend a lot of time hypothesising, imagining and projecting what it’s gonna be with this chemistry and this recipe of people in a room playing music, and in reality it rarely is that.”
Reznor also stated that due to these unforeseen circumstances, the band has become something “different.” He noted, “It’s felt like a wrench in the works at times, but at the same time it’s made me rethink a lot of how we put this together, and I think where we’re ending up at is a place that’s much truer to what Nine Inch Nails should be and better in the long run.”
It has also been revealed that Reznor’s work on the album had an inauspicious beginning as he originally went into the studio to work on several songs that would be on a greatest hits collection he owed his old label.
However, he soon became “inspired” and found himself working on a hoard of tracks that would become, Hesitation Marks.
In a statement he added, “I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly f****** great.”
Are you looking forward to Nine Inch Nail’s new album?