6 Songs, 30 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bad Witch was first envisioned as the final installment in an EP trilogy, following 2016’s Not the Actual Events and 2017’s Add Violence. But, wary of falling into patterns of musical predictability, Trent Reznor scrapped the concept, and instead released the project as NIN’s ninth, and shortest, full album. It feels like pure experimentation—a direct rebuttal to that sameness he was worried about. It alternates between anxious beats, jarring vocals (“Ahead of Ourselves”), and intriguing ambience (“I’m Not from This World”), clearly influenced by Reznor’s masterful score compositions for films including The Social Network and Gone Girl.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bad Witch was first envisioned as the final installment in an EP trilogy, following 2016’s Not the Actual Events and 2017’s Add Violence. But, wary of falling into patterns of musical predictability, Trent Reznor scrapped the concept, and instead released the project as NIN’s ninth, and shortest, full album. It feels like pure experimentation—a direct rebuttal to that sameness he was worried about. It alternates between anxious beats, jarring vocals (“Ahead of Ourselves”), and intriguing ambience (“I’m Not from This World”), clearly influenced by Reznor’s masterful score compositions for films including The Social Network and Gone Girl.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
287 Ratings
287 Ratings
BlizzcatThough ,

Not good

The best of this single sounds like a cheap Radiohead knockoff with Trent’s vocals being far inferior to Thom Yorke. NIN hasn’t made anything decent since With Teeth. I’ll pass.

Kurt Loder ,

Trying to channel David Bowie?

His last few releases have been disappointing, and this new single seems to be heading down that road. He's a family man now and his music seems to have lost that angry edge that I really liked about it ... Too bad .

cballz2234 ,

Poisoned

Atticus Ross is the new Yoko Ono.

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