Even though Trent Reznor’s first LP with How to Destroy Angels has been reportedly “done” for months now, no music from it has seen the light of day yet. Ironically, Mr. Reznor recently showed up and did what he’s done best in interviews: announcing a new soundtrack project before the HTDA album is released, and mentioning new Nine Inch Nails music.
In an interview with USA Today’s Game Hunters, Trent Reznor said that he’s working on the theme song for upcoming video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Speaking on how he composed the song for the first-person-shooter, Trent explained: “What I did was present them with the concept of ‘Let’s have it arranged semi-orchestrally, but let’s have the voice be an instrument. Let’s veer it more towards guitar, bass, drum rock band aggression. And I don’t mean in a corny rock and roll way, but let’s have a more modern foundation in terms of how it sounds. But let’s have the way the voices are arranged mimic an orchestral range.’ If that makes sense.”
After going into length on his passion for video games (and his previous work scoring Quake), Trent mentioned that the new How To Destroy Angels LP is (or remains) finished: “We have a finished album. It’s been finished for a little while. We’re doing a little bit of tweaks on it. The record will be out soon. We are doing a different type of distribution this time so it’s taking a little bit longer to coordinate stuff. There’s a lot of music about to be unleashed, videos, etcetera.”
On the next sentence, he made the obligatory mention that new Nine Inch Nails music is on the way: “I’m working on some new Nine Inch Nails stuff.” When the interviewer said that such news was “good to hear,” Trent added, humorously: “Dot dot dot. Hopefully, it will be good to hear. Right now it’s in its gestation period.”
More news on Trent’s three ongoing projects as they become available – and, hopefully, listenable.