It’s December 14th, which means there’s only 17 days left in 2016. It also leaves us with three Fridays until the New Year. Why is this important? Because a year ago this week, Trent Reznor tweeted, “New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.”
New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.
— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) December 18, 2015
It’s been a busy year for Reznor, who is deeply embedded into Apple’s Music service, which is now boasting 20 million subscribers.
While allegedly working on a new Nine Inch Nails album, he’s also been scoring various films with partner Atticus Ross, which include the climate-change doc Before the Flood and terrorism drama Patriots Day.
It’s been a long wait for Nine Inch Nails fans, who have been on pins and needles since Reznor teased them, only to see month after month pass by without even a single. Back in October Reznor even reiterated his promise, refusing to make excuses or cover up his words, telling a fan that “2016 is not over yet.”
Here we sit on the cusp of 2017 with nothing but the Oscar-winning musician’s word – one that continues to tease that he’ll deliver on his promise.
In a new Rolling Stone interview, they reminded Reznor of his tweet, “Those words did come out of my mouth, didn’t they?” he says bluntly. Then he feigns surprise. “Oh, yeah, it’s December, isn’t it?” He pauses. “Just wait and see what happens.”
Just let that wash over you for a second.
He’s not only teasing a new Nine Inch Nails, but he’s making it sound as if he’s going to drop bombs on the music world that’s going to change the landscape. I’d be remiss to point out that Reznor has been on the forefront with new music distribution by surprise dropping and selling various editions of his 2008 instrumental box set, Ghosts, while also offering free digital downloads of The Slip the same year (allowing fans to pre-order a physical copy if they so chose to do so).
Yes, Reznor is an innovator and is always breaking new ground, which should could lead to one of the biggest entertainment surprises in 2016.
Just how excited are you right now?