Trent Reznor Says He's "Working on Nine Inch Nails Material" Following Oscars Win

Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste's work on Pixar's 'Soul' won them Best Original Score

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 26, 2021

At the Oscars last night, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste captured the 2021 Academy Award for Best Original Score for Pixar's Soul, and the two Nine Inch Nails bandmates will now turn their focus to new material for the group.

Asked by a journalist backstage if there was "new Nine Inch Nails stuff coming up the pike soon," Reznor shared that Ross and himself would waste little time in starting work on a follow-up to last year's Ghosts VI: Locusts and Ghosts V: Together.

"Ten years ago, when we did The Social Network, which is the first film that we worked on, it was such a great experience," Reznor recalled in answering the question. "We just came out of it inspired and re‑energized, and it was working on a medium we hadn't done before and learned so much, that we felt like, hey, let's do a Nine Inch Nails record; let's go on tour."

He continued: "And what we've tried to do since then is break it up where we do some rock music, we come back and do some film work. We've just done three pretty big films in WatchmenMank, and Soul in a row. We should be on tour but COVID has prevented that. We are planning on working on Nine Inch Nails material as soon as, probably tomorrow."

Reznor's comments come nearly a full year after telling fans he would take a "deep dive into new NIN material" after COVID cancelled their North American "Cold and Black and Infinite Tour." 

Read Exclaim!'s review of Soul ahead of our review of the score. We also spoke with director Pete Docter, co-director Kemp Powers and producer Dana Murray about NIN's contributions to the film.

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