Nine Inch Nails have surprised fans by releasing two brand now albums, Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts online, to help them feel “a little less alone” as the world battles the coronavirus crisis.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross shared both albums on their Youtube channel and official website, with a touching message of solidarity through the ongoing pandemic that has found much of the world in quarantine.
The band said: “Friends – As the news seems to turn even more grim by the hour, we’ve found ourselves vacillating wildly between feel 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, the 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. With love, Trent & Atticus.”
Ghosts V: Together includes the following tracks:
‘Letting Go While Holding On’
‘Out in the Open’
‘Hope We Can Again’
‘Still Right Here’
Ghosts VI: Locusts includes the following tracks:
‘The Cursed Clock’
‘Around Every Corner’
‘The Worriment Waltz’
‘Run Like Hell’
‘When It Happens (Don’t Mind Me)’
‘Another Crashed Song’
‘A Really Bad Night’
‘Your New Normal’
‘Right Behind You’
‘Turn This Off Please’