It’s been two years since 9 Inch Nails launched its final album, Unhealthy Witch, however as we speak, the band dropped a shock pair of information as a part of its Ghosts assortment. Ghosts V – VI are a product of the occasions: the unsure world we’re now residing in because the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold. “Music — whether or not listening to it, excited about it or creating it — has all the time been the factor that helped us get via something — good or unhealthy,” reads a put up on the band’s web site from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. “With that in thoughts, we determined to burn the midnight oil and full these new Ghosts information as a way of staying considerably sane.”
Each albums can be found as free downloads on the band’s website and via YouTube; they’ll hit wider streaming providers later as we speak. Collectively, an 8-track checklist, is “for when issues appear to be it’d all be okay,” whereas Locusts has 15 songs the band says “you’ll determine it out.” Based mostly on the titles from the latter — a smattering of stress-inducing names, together with “The Worriment Waltz,” “Belief Fades,” and “So Drained” — it doesn’t appear laborious to guess the temper.
“Because the information appears to show ever extra grim by the hour we’ve discovered ourselves vacillating widly between feeling like there could also be hope at occasions to utter despair — typically altering minute to minute,” the band writes. “Though every of us outline ourselves as antisocial-types preferring being on our personal, this case has actually made us admire the facility and want for connection.” Thanks, 9 Inch Nails, for scoring our present apocalypse.