Trent Reznor has spoken about the return of Nine Inch Nails and their new record Hesitation Marks.
“Strangely, we’re bigger now than we were ever before. When we put the single out, and we put tickets on sale, the question mark was answered,” Reznor explains. “This is the biggest it’s ever been. Maybe it’s scarcity or time away.”
Although Reznor had 1994’s The Downward Spiral in mind as he was working on the lyrics and tone of Hesitation Marks he says he’s now in a much more stable life place, mentally and physically.
Reznor also warns fans to expect the unexpected on the followup to 2008’s The Slip: “It’s not about everything being at 11 and the pyrotechnics of sound and scare tactics, which I’ve definitely used in the past. But it doesn’t feel like the middle-aged, I’ve-given-up record either … It would be safe if I made it uglier and noisier. It’s not safe.”
Hesitation Marks is due out on September 3