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Hear Trent Reznor on Danny Elfman’s New Song ‘Native Intelligence’

See Elfman on April 16 and 23 at Coachella
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Jacob Boll

Following their first collaboration, “True,” last year, Danny Elfman tapped Trent Reznor to perform lead vocals on”Native Intelligence.” The track is off Elfman’s latest double album, Big Mess.



“Native Intelligence” blends both Reznor and Elfman’s vocal styles with its orchestral arrangements and striking instrumentation. They had previously remixed “True” in August 2021.

Elfman’s Big Mess released last June, and he has already shared its brand new collector’s edition box set. Along with Reznor, Elfman recruited vocalists Rebekah Del Rio, FEVER333, and Blixa Bargeld for the never-before-released tracks in the box set.

The Oscar-nominated-composer is slated to perform at this year’s Coachella, where he is debuting Danny Elfman: From Boingo to Batman to Big Mess and Beyond!. On April 16 and 23, Elfman will perform music spanning his entire career, including Oingo Boingo tracks that he has not performed since the new wave band’s 1995 farewell tour.