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Nine Inch Nails Release Disappointing New Song “Everything”

A new track from Nine Inch Nails‘ upcoming album Hesitation Marks has been released and it’s incredibly disappointing. “Everything” is a bubblegum electropop song that sounds like it was originally intended for some indie hipster group whose only claim to fame is that one of their tracks was used in a cellphone commercial. You can head on down to check it out if you want.

So far “Came Back Haunted” has won me over (although the official video did absolutely nothing for me) but “Copy Of A” hasn’t nailed it. Now with “Everything”, I’m beginning to worry a bit about Hesitation Marks, which comes out September 3rd.

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  • heisenberg-WINS

    you’re a fucking moron.

    • JonathanBarkan


      • Josh

        Unfortunately he’s right. His wording is poor, but he’s not far off. I mean the song is good, not their best, not their worst, but exactly WHO are you? You talk badly about a band as huge (and good) as NIN you’re going to get responses like that. I don’t understand why people who write for this site feel the need to put up their $0.02 in the NEWS section. If you guys want to rant about how bad Trent Reznor and Kevin Smith are, please dedicate a section to “rants no one cares about” and not put it in the NEWS section which is suppose to be for delivery of information.

        • JonathanBarkan

          We provide the news and we also add in our opinions here and there. And just because I don’t like this song doesn’t mean I don’t love a huge majority of NIN’s work.
          One of the reasons people like coming to this site is because we add in our opinions and we love when people opine as well, regardless of whether or not they agree or disagree. I don’t expect people to share my opinions 100% of the time and, honestly, I truly enjoy when people add their two cents.

          • Josh

            Ok, well, personal feelings that news should be news and nothing more aside… If you’re a huge fan of NIN then I’m surprised you would use the term “electro-pop” as a negative to describe their music. I mean have you heard Pretty Hate Machine? Granted Pretty Hate Machine is not anywhere near my favorite NIN album, it’s got some very electro-poppy music contained. Furthermore, songs like The Hand That Feeds, and Discipline have shown us Trent has a kind radio friendly side. I feel he’s at least dabbled in the dark side of pop for quite a while, not on every song, not even on every album, but from time to time.

          • JonathanBarkan

            (I’m replying to myself because the ‘Reply’ button for your comment is not there. Going straight to the webmaster!)

            “Electropop” wasn’t meant to be the negative term. Rather, “bubblegum” was the word I associated the negative connotation with. I have zero problems with electropop. I honestly love a ton of electropop tracks. But aside from Aqua, bubblegum is something I just can’t get into. And I always felt that even with catchy, radio-friendly tracks, NIN had a darkness about them that bubblegum would never have fit into.

      • Josh

        *I too and having the reply issue*

        *shrug* I don’t see what the big deal is. I’m still a fan. I like the song. I don’t feel like this NIN record sounds any less dark than any other one. I think there are varying degrees of darkness. I found With Teeth to be one of his darkest albums, and I think most people would disagree with that. But it is what it is. I think calling it bubblegum is kneejerk and a bit hasty, but you do what you want.

        Just for the sake of full disclosure NIN could make 2 bad albums in a row and I’d come back for the 3rd.

        • JonathanBarkan

          Haha, there are definitely bands that I feel the same way about!

          Also, sorry for the ‘reply’ issue. I’ve escalated it and I hope we can get it resolved quickly!

  • Voorhees83

    Actually, he’s right. The song sucks. NIN is supposed to be a dark sounding band, not this crap.

  • sweetooth

    Hmm, the song is half shit and half cool. As soon as the layered distorted as fuck guitars kick in, this rocks, but otherwise, ugh…

  • sweetooth

    I should also mention I am a NIN maniac, so it’s hard for me to accept anything NIN isn’t good.

  • grayghost

    I don’t think it’s half shit I think the poppier section dismantles itself into a heavier riff…it’s almost anti-pop music..I can see it in an Apple commercial though.

  • EvanDickson

    I agree with the first @sweetooth comment. There’s some worthwhile stuff here.

  • Zombi215

    a few moments that sound like nails isn’t good enough. trent should have quit after the fragile

  • huntermc

    I’ve gotta disagree (although there’s no need to resort to insults) I didn’t much care for Came Back Haunted, but it’s slowly growing on me, but I loved Copy Of A right away. This new track is very different from NIN, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, NIN has always been about their reinventing and redefining their sound.

  • GreigShelob

    I thought Copy of A and Came Back Haunted were pretty good, but Everything is bad. Out of everything NIN has released so far I think it’s the worst song they’ve done. It reminds me of All The Love In The World, but not in a good way.

    This could be the first NIN album I don’t bother with but hopefully we’ll get the chance to stream the album soon. And that’s a pretty big deal to me.

    At least their recent live performances have still been brilliant.

  • GQSioux

    Check out the new Gary Numan. It has that old NIN sound you’re craving.

    • JonathanBarkan

      I’m definitely keeping a close eye on the upcoming album.

    • sweetooth

      thanks for the tip, that’s some cool sounding stuff there!

      • GQSioux

        No prob!

  • Brias411

    I have been a NIN fan since the first time I heard Sin back in 1990. Over the years I have waited with anticipation anytime the slightest rumor of a new album coming out. I have managed to acquire copies of every single verified piece of music leading to a collection of 472 individual tracks. I recently completed video conversions of over 80 concerts tapes from 1988-2000 to DVD. With all that being said I am concerned about the new album. The first two singles didn’t do much for me. Everything on the the hand is just about everything that is wrong with popular music. I haven’t heard Trent sound so poppy since Maybe Just Once (and if you don’t know what that is look it up NIN “fans”.) I will hold out hope for the rest of the album, but I fear between Mrs. Reznor, Baby Reznors, and resigning to Columbia of all places, we may have the NIN we know and love.

    • rgold

      Awesome!! (referring to your collection)

    • Pulagatha

      “Maybe Just Once”… How about “Purest Feeling?” I like “Copy Of A”, but I understand where you’re coming from. I wish the new album was more experimental for some reason.

  • xAshleyMariex

    It kind of sounds Wavves a tiny bit?

  • BloodyBirthday

    Awful. I’ve listened to 6 songs from this album, they all suck!!

    • Josh

      No you haven’t.

  • rgold

    Wow, this is different then I expected. Has a “New Order” or early “Cure” vibe to it. While it is more pop then I thought it definitely isn’t horrible. If it happens to catch on and gives them a wider fanbase, then thats awesome. It wont change their output any.

  • VictorCrowley

    No matter what, I’ll always have The Fragile, and I’m fine with that.

  • John Marrone

    Nine Inch Nails, for me, as a lifelong fan, fell apart with WITH TEETH and thereafter. This new song… Didn’t he fall in love? Doesn’t he work out? Estrogen. Disgusting. The band still rocks, but someone made a happy beat song that almost sounded like dubstep and that teenybopper digitalized voice crap. But theyve always been cutting edge, and sometimes their stuff grows on me in weird ways I wouldn’t expect. Its tough to draw a conclusion here, but I’m leaning towards Barkan on this one.

    • JonathanBarkan

      Come to the dark side….

  • Pulagatha

    I really don’t want to say it either, but you’re right. The new album feels rushed. With Nine Inch Nails, it used to be about different sounds. Things you wouldn’t find musical suddenly became that way somewhere inside a Nine Inch Nails song. Now, it seems like everything is more and more just digital. And on top of that, there have been a lot of people over the years that have been listening to Nine Inch Nails, have learned from Trent Reznors’ ideas and examples, and are putting out new music with different types of soundscapes that flow beautifully with their lyrical content and structure. I think this has a lot to do with Trent Reznor being happy which is great to see. But it always changes the dynamic in someone’s work. I think in a lot of ways Trent Reznor is more at peace now, then he ever has been. That would fuck up my perception too.

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