Todd Rundgren enlisted the help of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for "Deaf Ears," a track from the rock vet's forthcoming White Knight LP. Now, the Nine Inch Nails bandmates have released an alternate version of the track.
Reznor shared the alternate version through social media this afternoon, adding this:
Todd Rundgren is a hero of mine. His records (solo and Utopia!), his songwriting, his production and his musicianship… all played a huge role shaping me into who I am. I still listen to (and study) A Wizard, A True Star and Something / Anything regularly, and I suggest you do, too. Atticus and I sent Todd a wealth of ideas for his new record. He worked on this track and released the "proper" version here: http://amzn.to/2oSyR68. We then took what he did and and moved it forward (or backward, depending on your perspective) into this.
TR (not Todd Rundgren, the other TR)
Rundgren previously told NPR that working with Reznor was "terrific," and that he and Ross had sent him "an entire album's worth of ideas."
White Knight will arrive on May 12 through Cleopatra. Take in the alternate mix of "Deaf Ears" below.