I Nine Inch Nails sarebbero dovuti tornare proprio quest’anno con un album nuovo di zecca, o almeno così aveva svelato mesi fa Trent Reznor. A sorpresa, però, la band ha reso disponibili ben due dischi inediti a titolo gratuito dato il difficile momento di quarantena che stiamo vivendo in tutto il mondo.
“Ghosts V: Together” e “Ghosts VI: Locusts“, seguito della famigerata serie “Ghosts I-IV” del 2008, sono disponibili gratuitamente sul sito del gruppo e in streaming su Youtube.
Reznor e Atticus Ross hanno commentato così il tutto:
As the news seems to turn even 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, the situation has really made us appreciation 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