Nine Inch Nails Share New Albums ‘Ghosts V – VI’

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Nine Inch Nails surprised fans by releasing two new albums. Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts are available now to download free-of-charge and for streaming on YouTube below with other services to follow.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross noted the new releases are two different records for two different mindsets. “GHOSTS V: TOGETHER IS FOR WHEN THINGS SEEM LIKE IT MIGHT ALL BE OKAY, AND GHOSTS VI: LOCUSTS… WELL, YOU’LL FIGURE IT OUT,” said the NIN masterminds. Both albums are the group’s first new music since the release of Bad Witch in 2018, the third and final installment of a three-year series that also included EPs Not The Actual Events in 2016 and Add Violence in 2017. Nine Inch Nails unveiled the nearly all-instrumental Ghosts I-IV in 2008.

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Read a statement from Trent and Atticus accompanying the release below:

FRIENDS-

WEIRD TIMES INDEED…

AS THE NEWS SEEMS TO TURN EVER 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, THIS 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

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Stream all 23 tracks via the playlist below:

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Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts Tracklists

Ghosts V: Together

  1. Letting Go While Holding On
  2. Together
  3. Out In The Open
  4. With Faith
  5. Apart
  6. Your Touch
  7. Hope We Can Again
  8. Still Right Here

Ghosts VI: Locusts

  1. The Cursed Clock
  2. Around Every Corner
  3. The Worriment Waltz
  4. Run Like Hell
  5. When It Happens (Don’t Mind Me)
  6. Another Crashed Car
  7. Temp Fix
  8. Trust Fades
  9. A Really Bad Night
  10. Your New Normal
  11. Just Breathe
  12. Right Behind You
  13. Turn This Off Please
  14. So Tired
  15. Almost Dawn

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