As the coronavirus pandemic continues to plague our world, we’re forced to stay in, devoid of real human interaction. Each day we feel more alone and disconnected and the only way to connect is through the screens of our devices.
It’s been two years since the release of Bad Witch, today, Nine Inch Nails has decided to drop two pair of albums for free as part of their Ghosts collection – Ghosts: V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts.
The albums reflect the world that we’re living in now – uncertain, alone, disconnected. Being apart, “it’s made us appreciate the power and need for human connection,” a post on the band’s website from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross reads.
“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,” they said.
“With that in mind, we decided to burn the midnight oil and complete these new Ghosts records as a means of staying somewhat sane,” they continued.
When is a good time to listen to these albums, you ask? According to them, Together is “for when things seem like it might all be okay” and Locusts – “well, you’ll figure it out.”
Based on the song titles off Locusts like ‘A Really Bad Night’, ‘So Tired’ and ‘When It Happens (Don’t Mind Me)’ – it’s kinda easy to figure out what kind of mood the album is for.
The band’s message ended, “Music has always had a way of making us feel a little less alone in the world… and hopefully it does for you, too.”
Thanks, Trent and Atticus. Listening party, anyone?