Trent Reznor Is Here To Save 2020
Musician, singer, composer and Nine Inch Nails founder Trent Reznor really isn't concerned whether he comes off as rude, mean or uncaring. This is what makes Trent, Trent.
He continues to speak his unfiltered mind in his latest interview for Revolver, where he discussed his music and various projects.
One segment of the interview that got some attention was his work on Netflix' runaway hit Bird Box, for which he scored the soundtrack with collaborator Atticus Ross.
Reznor Says No One Cared Except Him and Ross
Reznor has worked with Ross on other films, receiving an Oscar for Best Original Score on The Social Network, and has composed films for Waves, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, and HBO’s Watchmen.
So the other folks around him should be professional.
But according to Reznor, with Bird Box, people didn't seem to give a you know what.
There's a S--t Cake Involved, Too. Naturally.
Reznor called it "phoning it in." You know the term.
“When we got immersed in it, it felt like some people were phoning it in. And you’re stuck with a film editor who had real bad taste. That’s kind of our barricade to getting stuff in the film.
And the final icing on the sh-t cake was we were on tour when they mixed it. And they mixed the music so low, you couldn’t hear it anyway. So it was like, that was a … [Laughs] That was a f--king waste of time. Then we thought, 'no one’s going to see this f--king movie.' And, of course, it’s the hugest movie ever in Netflix.”
More NIN Material Coming Soon
Revolver's interview with Reznor covered his and Ross' new project for David Fincher's Mank, one of NIN's most famous songs "Closer," and his group's future plans to record new music.
With the latter, he hinted that new NIN music will be a collaborative experience.
"We have a template for the next Nine Inch Nails thing we want to do. I'll give it away: collaboration. We've got a list of people we like. And we thought, kind of playing on the newfound spirit of collaboration that scoring has forced us into, seeing what happens when we mix our DNA with some other people, with a no pressure environment...
If something good happens, then maybe the world can hear it. But if it doesn't, we put it in the pile with the other ..."
We Expect Nothing Less From Him
Revolver also asked him about "Closer," which is basically now known as a "strip club anthem," not Reznor's intention at all. But he's taking the birds-eye view of the song's legacy.
"I'm glad it's not, like, a f--king sports anthem."
The guy doesn't mince words. This is why he's a joy to have around.