Nine Inch Nails has surprised us with the release of not one, but two new albums: Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts.
Trent Reznor revealed the news on Twitter saying “Anybody out there? New Nine Inch Nails out now. Ghosts V – VI. Hours and hours of music. Free. Some of it kind of happy, some not so much.”
Featuring a total of 23 new instrumental tracks, the albums can be downloaded for free on the Nine Inch Nails website. Talking about the new albums on their website, Reznor and Atticus Ross stated:
“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.”
Read the full statement and download the albums here. The albums will be made available on streaming services later this week.
Nine Inch Nails released parts I-IV in the Ghosts series back in 2008.
Ghosts V: Together tracklisting:
01 Letting Go While Holding On
03 Out in the Open
04 With Faith
06 Your Touch
07 Hope We Can Again
08 Still Right Here
Ghosts VI: Locusts tracklisting:
01 The Cursed Clock
02 Around Every Corner
03 The Worriment Waltz
04 Run Like Hell
05 When It Happens (Don’t Mind Me)
06 Another Crashed Car
07 Temp Fix
08 Trust Fades
09 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