A new Trent Reznor interview reveals that he's writing new music with Nine Inch Nails in mind. Once The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie is released, he'll spend 2012 writing new music with the hope of making them into Nine Inch Nails songs
2012 will be a year that Trent Reznor uses for writing Nine Inch Nails songs, he said when interviewed by BBC Radio's Zane Lowe. Trent said that he'll be writing music next year, and he'll be thinking about how to use it as Nine Inch Nails music while he's writing. Not that we should expect a quick release of a Nine Inch Nails album ... Trent Reznor is a known perfectionist (he spent years on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack, after all) and by most expectations he'll want to get it right before it's released. There hasn't been a release of a new Nine Inch Nails albums since The Slip in 2008.
He said the desire to start something other than Nine Inch Nails started when he needed a change, saying "I needed to commit to doing something different, and that doesn't mean that I'm not going to return to that at some point. I felt myself pushed and pulled back into the same return of album, tour, album tour and I had a list of things I'd like to try to do in life."
He went on to say "I plan on spending a good portion of this coming year (coming up) writing with that in mind. And we'll see what happens with it."
So I guess the takeaway here is that if he starts to like what's being done (and it stands the test of time), it can find life as Nine Inch Nails songs and even make it as a Nine Inch Nails album. If it takes him a different way creatively, it could be a new project or just get shelved. In other Trent Reznor news, he said that the How To Destroy Angels new album is pretty much finished and is being mixed with producer Alan Moulder right now.