Trent Reznor predicts forthcoming album will be
NIN's finest work.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has
revealed to Kerrang! that making the band's forthcoming fifth studio album has
resulted in him feeling stronger and more self-assured that never before.
Reznor is currently working on the follow-up to
2005's With Teeth in his home studio in LA but recorded a lot of new songs in
hotel rooms around the world on laptops and a portable studio. Although
remaining tight-lipped about the album's title and new song titles, Reznor did
confess that writing and recording on the move has been "fun and
"I feel a lot more confident recording
this record than I did 'With Teeth'," Reznor reveals. "With Teeth was
me kind of wondering if I could still even do this and being pretty cautious.
And this one, I've got my confidence back. I feel stronger about what I have to
say as an artist and I feel a lot less concerned about what people think about
it. I feel personally that my best work's ahead of me," he adds. "I
don't know if that's going to be the case in the public's opinion but that's
out of my control, what I can do is try to make the best shit I can and push
myself and that's what I think this record is right now."
Reznor is not, however, feeling quite so
optimistic about the rest of the current rock scene...
"If I happen to accidentally turn the
radio on and hear, for example, an emo type screamo band, I literally can't
tell the difference between one of 20 bands," he sighed. "I think
either I'm getting old, which is a fact, or I'm turning into my dad! I wonder
about the person that's in a band, the young kid who just got signed or is
trying to get signed - why is he doing it?," Reznor muses. "Is he
trying to change the world and do something different and express himself,
because that is why he wanted to do it. Or is it because they want to fuck
Paris Hilton and be photographed outside trendy restaurants?"
NIN's new album is expected for release in
April. The band also release a live DVD 'Live: Beside You In Time' on Feb 26.