Reznor and Atticus Ross – along with Jon Batiste – won the Oscar yesterday for ‘Best Original Score’ for their work on the film Soul, and when Reznor took to the press room, he spoke about what’s in store for NIN.
Reznor compared last night’s experience to when he first won for his work on 2010’s The Social Network, saying “We just came out of it inspired and re‑energized, and it was working on a medium we hadn’t done before and learned so much, that we felt like, hey, let’s do a Nine Inch Nails record; let’s go on tour.”
“And what we’ve tried to do since then is break it up where we do some rock music, we come back and do some film work,” Reznor continued.
“We’ve just done three pretty big films in Watchmen, Mank, and Soul in a row. We should be on tour but COVID has prevented that. We are planning on working on Nine Inch Nails material as soon as, probably tomorrow.”
Of course, 2020 saw the release of two, free Nine Inch Nails companion albums – Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts – though both were entirely instrumental.
The band’s last studio album before that was 2018’s Bad Witch, which, at only six songs long, marked the third instalment of a trilogy also including 2016’s Not The Actual Events EP and 2017’s Add Violence EP.
Watch Reznor’s appearance in the Oscars press room below.