Nine Inch Nails stream new song “God Break Down The Door”

A new Nine Inch Nails track titled “God Break Down The Door” is streaming and can be heard below. Band mastermind Trent Reznor said of the song:

“We find if we don’t watch ourselves we tend to try to get somewhere comfortable, because it feels better. And from the sound of the drums to the kind of frantic drumbeat to looking around the studio and seeing the untouched baritone tenor and alto sax that are sitting there. They’re there because they remind me that I can’t play them as well as I used to be able to.

For 20 years, I’ve been saying I’m going to really get my technique back because it would be fun to do. And there they sit taunting me in the corner. We pulled them out and we just started fucking around really, led with Atticus [Ross] arranging. I was just kind of going, an hour performance kind of turned into this thing that felt like we hadn’t been there before and that started to reveal a whole different character.

The space changed and then we felt motivated. When it came time to sing I was really just trying things out, just to see. I never had the courage to sing like that, I didn’t know I could sing like that.”

The song is off their upcoming record Bad Witch which is scheduled to drop on June 22nd. Pre-orders are available now on physical and digital formats via this link. Of the album Reznor said:

“Let me drop some cryptic information on you. The idea of this three EP thing was all too find truth in us figuring out who we are now and how we fit into the world. The first EP, Not The Actual Events, was meant to be from a personal angry self-destructive of reflection on that question and defining how I feel in a world, it feels stranger, part of that’s aging.

Part of that’s because the world is getting weirder. Finding your place in a world that looks different every day little bit changes and reacting to that in the first EP through anger and self-destruction and sitting alone setting a match to your life.

The second EP, Add Violence, was meant to the same question. But looking for answers externally. Maybe it’s because of this and there’s comfort in that. Maybe there’s a reason things feel kind of crazy and it’s not that I’m insane that I’m in a situation that’s insane.

There was the third EP which has grown into an LP [Bad Witch]. It was coming to one final look at that question from rejecting what EP No. two says, and it wasn’t an easy answer… The entire system has a much more bleak and pessimistic outlook and I want to say too much because it gives away kind of the what the thing is.

But it wasn’t necessarily what we thought it was going to be when we started. I thought it was going to go more science fiction. I don’t really want to overwhelm you with cleverness and deep diving and part of that felt like an arms race and it also felt like a cop out.”

Later this year, Nine Inch Nails will embark on a headlining tour of the U.S. dubbed the Cold And Black And Infinite Tour. The Jesus And Mary Chain will be supporting them on the trek. Select dates will feature Tobacco, Kite Base, Death In Vegas, Daniel Avery, Gabe Gurnsey, and HMLTD.

Bad Witch EP track listing:

1. “Shit Mirror”
2. “Ahead Of Ourselves”
3. “Play The Goddamned Part”
4. “God Break Down The Door”
5. “I’m Not From This World”
6. “Over And Out”

9/13 – Phoenix, AZ | Comerica Theatre *
9/14 – Phoenix, AZ | Comerica Theatre *
9/18 – Morrison, CO | Red Rocks *
9/19 – Morrison, CO | Red Rocks *
9/22 – San Antonio, TX | River City Rock Fest
9/24 – Memphis, TN | Orpheum Theater *
9/26 – Atlanta, GA | Fox Theatre *
9/27 – Atlanta, GA | Fox Theatre *
9/28 – 09/30 Louisville, KY | Louder Than Life Festival
9/29 – Nashville, TN | Ascend Amphitheater *
10/09 – Washington, DC | The Anthem ^
10/10 – Washington, DC | The Anthem +
10/13 – New York, NY | Radio City Music Hall ^
10/14 – New York, NY | Radio City Music Hall ~
10/19 – Boston, MA | Boch Center ~
10/20 – Boston, MA | Boch Center ~
10/22 – Detroit, MI | Fox Theater #
10/23 – Detroit, MI | Fox Theater #
10/25 – Chicago, IL | Aragon Ballroom #
10/26 – Chicago, IL | Aragon Ballroom +
10/27 – Chicago, IL | Aragon Ballroom (feat. TBA)
11/23 – New Orleans, LA | Saenger Theatre ^
11/24 – New Orleans, LA | Saenger Theatre ^
11/27 – Irving, TX | The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ~
11/28 – Irving, TX | The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ~
12/03 – San Francisco, CA | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium %
12/07 – Los Angeles, CA | Palladium +
12/08 – Los Angeles, CA | Palladium +
12/11 – Los Angeles, CA | Palladium %
12/12 – Los Angeles, CA | Palladium %

* = w/ Tobacco
^ = w/ Kite Base
+ = w/ Death In Vegas
~ = w/ Daniel Avery
# = w/ Gabe Gurnsey
% = w/ HMLTD