Trent Reznor may have gotten famous as the lead singer of Nine Inch Nails, but over the past few years, he’s worked on a whole lot of other music-related endeavors. He contributed songs to the side project How To Destroy Angels. He worked with Atticus Finch to create music for several David Fincher films, even winning an Academy Award for The Social Network. Over the past few months, however, the 48-year-old musician has been gearing up to return to his roots with NIN, and earlier this month, the first evidence of that rekindling effort was released. Entitled “Came Back Haunted”, the band’s first single in years dropped earlier this month, and fortunately for fans, it came with a music video for the brand new track, at least if they can deal with shaky horror camera angles.
The video is so shaky that Epilepsy Action has marked it as being a trigger for potential seizures in people suffering from Epilepsy. So, if you are a sufferer, you may want to think twice before watching the video. If you aren’t prone to medical problems, the video is certainly worth a watch. Directed by Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive mastermind David Lynch, the video takes fans through the world’s creepiest ballet dance and cartoonish lightning storms.
NIN features an ever-revolving group of stage musicians, along with Reznor on the creative end. Because of this, it’s fitting that Reznor also takes front and center during the video during some of “Came Back Haunted’s” shakiest moments. I can’t say that this is the coolest thing that Lynch has ever put together, but it's still pretty cool and creepy at the same time.
“Came Back Haunted” is the very first single off of Nine Inch Nails’ latest called Hesitation Marks. The album won’t drop until September 13, but until then fans can content themselves with catching the above video, as well as the NIN tour that’s already on the road and will continue during the summer and fall months. Additionally, you can pre-order the album over at iTunes.
It’s been a long time coming. Reznor seemed to be busy with other projects when, back in February, the man confirmed he had solidified a new Nine Inch Nails lineup and was working on music with Adrian Belew. Half a year later, a new album has been announced and fans have already gotten a taste of what they will get.
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