Nine Inch Nails are giving fans a taste of new music in three years with "Burning Bright (Field on Fire)." The track—lifted from their upcoming Not the Actual Events EP—is a glitchy, mesmerizing adventure into the darkness. It runs almost six minutes.
"Break through the surface and breathe," frontman Trent Reznor growls in his signature menacing tone. The shrieking guitar riffs rip through the background, aided by new official NIN member Atticus Ross. The longtime collaborators have worked together on the Oscar-winning The Social Network score and 2013's Hesitation Marks album.
Fans can look out for the Not the Actual Events EP's arrival tomorrow (Dec. 23). "It's an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make," Reznor explained in a press release. "It's an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story."
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