Nine Inch Nails fans went into overdrive earlier this month when a Seattle radio station leaked the brand new single, ‘Came Back Haunted’ from the forthcoming album that Trent Reznor had been secretly working on. In the space of an hour the new track had gone from crappy radio rip to official high-fidelity stream online, with Reznor himself tweeting: “Not exactly how we planned it, but…”
In addition, the official Nine Inch Nails Twitter account then revealed that the new album title, Hestiation Marks, due for release through Columbia Records on the 3rd of September this year as the 28th entry in Reznor’s ‘halo’ cataloguing system.
Now Pitchfork reports that the music video for ‘Came Back Haunted’ will be directed by none other than David Lynch, the legendary Academy Award nominated film maker behind Twin Peaks and Mulhooland Drive. The news was broken after Reznor tweeted an image of himself hanging out with the director.
— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) June 19, 2013
It won’t be the first time to the two have joined their creative forces either. Reznor and Lynch previously collaborated on the soundtrack to Lynch’s 1997 film Lost Highway.
It’s also not the only music project David Lynch is working on. A fortnight ago it was revealed that the multimedia artist is working on a follow up to his musical solo debut album, 2011’s Crazy Clown Time. The new album sees Lynch returning to primary songwriting and performance duties, writing 11 out of the album’s 12 tracks.
Also included in the lineup is Lynch’s signature take on the Bob Dylan folk classic ‘The Ballad of Hollis Brown’ as well as a tune featuring Lykki Li. The Big Dream was recorded over several months at Lynch’s own Asymmetrical Studio with engineer Dean Hurley, who also contributes production and instrumentation to the album.
At the same time, Nine Inch Nails have been busy preparing their live music return, with the recently announced Tension 2013 tour dates seeing a fresh lineup playing across America from September until the end of the year.
To get Nine Inch Nails fans back in the mood ahead of their impending return, Reznor has been drip-feeding old material from the NIN archives on a newly-created Tumblr page. A veritable treasure trove of rare photos, images, artwork, and videos from the group’s long history has been made available to the public through the online archive.
Best of all is the rarely seen 75-minute tour documentary about the group’s Self Destruct Tour, which began in 1994 and ran until mid-1996 across eight massive legs to promote the landmark NIN opus, The Downward Spiral, and features cameos from Marilyn Manson and David Bowie.
View the Hesitation Marks artwork and new 2013 Tour dates below and listen to ‘Came Back Haunted’. You can get a free download of the track when you pre-order Hesitation Marks from the official Nine Inch Nails store or from iTunes.
Watch the video for “The Perfect Drug” from the Lost Highway soundtrack: