Performing as Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor has gone through many different changes, with the musicians and performers around him constantly evolving, changing, and more. Next year will mark Reznor and NIN’s 30th as a performing and recording band, which makes it ever-so-remarkable that the product being created is still as high quality as its ever been.
“Less Than,” the new single that Nine Inch Nails—now only consisting of Reznor and Atticus Ross, his frequent collaborator on his tremendous and Academy Award-winning film scores—is everything that one could ever hope for in a Nine Inch Nails song. It’s big, it’s loud, it’s catchy, and it’s filled with all the angst-ridden tension that you can always count on Reznor to bring to the table. It’s the first single released from Add Violence, a new EP that will be out this Friday.
The song itself isn’t exactly new ground for Reznor—it sounds a little like a cross between a “Head Like A Hole”-type and a “Hand That Feeds”-type—but it works to perfection, and I, personally, have been unable to cease my listening.
Nine Inch Nails are embarking on a tour, and will be stopping at NYC’s Panorama Festival in couple weeks as the headlining act for that festival’s Sunday night. As always, the NIN stage show will be sure to have a massive, awe-inspiring production, and it should be a blast to hear the old favorites—as well as “Less Than,” and whatever other jams come along with Add Violence live from the industrial rock icon. Check out the song and peep the video below:
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