Continuing a recent string of Nine Inch Nails releases, Trent Reznor‘s long running industrial rock project has unveiled a new album titled Bad Witch. Originally planned as part of a trilogy with 2016’s Not the Actual Events and 2017’s Add Violence, Reznor and company instead decided to embark on a full album, rather than the planned third EP.
In a recent interview with the Guardian, Reznor described how internal and external anxieties became an impetus for new music: “I think I know who I am now, the chaos feels behind me, there’s family life and stability. It was me daring myself to say: ‘What if all that was bullshit? And what I really am is an addict in remission that can’t wait to light a match to the whole thing?’” He’s also been forthright in his political opinions recently, telling the New York Times, “What Donald Trump is doing is concerning and infuriating — and it’s not the conservative agenda, it’s not a question of religious preference, it’s not a question of should government be big or small. I don’t have any problem with those topics. But the disregard for decency and truth and civility is what’s really disheartening.”
We’ve already heard Bad Witch‘s Blackstar–inspired “God Break Down the Door,” as well as the live debut of the jittery “Ahead of Ourselves.” Stream the full album below—despite the six-track length this is a full-length album, and suggesting otherwise will make Reznor (or someone widely believed to be him on Nine Inch Nails message boards) very angry.