NINE INCH NAILS release GHOSTS V-VI as a free download with the following statement:
WEIRD TIMES INDEED…
AS THE NEWS SEEMS TO TURN EVER MORE GRIM BY THE HOUR, WE’VE FOUND OURSELVES VACILLATING WILDLY BETWEEN FEELING LIKE THERE MAY BE HOPE AT TIMES TO UTTER DESPAIR – OFTEN CHANGING MINUTE TO MINUTE.
ALTHOUGH EACH OF US DEFINE OURSELVES AS ANTISOCIAL-TYPES WHO PREFER BEING ON OUR OWN, THIS SITUATION HAS REALLY MADE US APPRECIATE THE POWER AND NEED FOR CONNECTION.
MUSIC – WHETHER LISTENING TO IT, THINKING ABOUT IT OR CREATING IT – HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE THING THAT HELPED US GET THROUGH ANYTHING – GOOD OR BAD. WITH THAT IN MIND, WE DECIDED TO BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL AND COMPLETE THESE NEW GHOSTS RECORDS AS A MEANS OF STAYING SOMEWHAT SANE.
GHOSTS V: TOGETHER IS FOR WHEN THINGS SEEM LIKE IT MIGHT ALL BE OKAY, AND GHOSTS VI: LOCUSTS… WELL, YOU’LL FIGURE IT OUT.
IT MADE US FEEL BETTER TO MAKE THESE AND IT FEELS GOOD TO SHARE THEM. MUSIC HAS ALWAYS HAD A WAY OF MAKING US FEEL A LITTLE LESS ALONE IN THE WORLD… AND HOPEFULLY IT DOES FOR YOU, TOO. REMEMBER, EVERYONE IS IN THIS THING TOGETHER AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN SOON.
BE SMART AND SAFE AND TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.
TRENT & ATTICUS
GHOSTS V: TOGETHER and GHOSTS VI: LOCUSTS are available for download here.
I’ve been a fan of NINE INCH NAILS for a few years. The first NIN song I heard was a cover of JOY DIVISION‘s Dead Souls from The Crow movie soundtrack. I picked it up on cassette at a new age goth shop I used to pop into on the way home from work.
I bought the fragile double album a couple of years later by chance on the day it was released. I was heading off on a trip and popped into a record shop looking for something different to listen to for the journey. I was feeling a bit depressed at the time so it had to be something unpretentious – the last thing I wanted to hear was upbeat, happy garbage.
The album blew me away and I bought all their music after that. Nine Inch Nails haven’t let me down, aside from a cancelled gig in London, their music has evolved along with my tastes and remains one of a few bands I haven’t changed my opinion of over time.