For all of the grim, artfully organized violence that surrounds them, Trent Reznor’s lyrics have at all times contained a healthy dose of fact. (“Love sucks.” “All of us generally tend towards self-destruction.” “I wish to fuck you want an animal.”) So it’s not completely stunning to listen to Reznor—who’s gearing as much as tour once more, after a protracted stint working as an (Oscar-winning) soundtrack composer and guide for Apple—lay out his opinions on our present president in bluntly correct phrases, i.e., “The president of the USA is a whole fucking moron.” That’s the 9 Inch Nails rocker speaking to The Village Voice, as a part of a for much longer profile on his modern-day method to distress. “That’s what will get me essentially the most” Reznor added, elaborating his opinion on moron-in-chief Donald Trump. “That he’s this vulgar, grotesque dope, every part I hate in folks.”
Reznor had simply completed describing how he talks about politics along with his 4 youngsters, the place his stance is extra inclined towards letting them make up their very own minds. “Look, I don’t suppose he’s a great man,” he not too long ago instructed his six-year-old son, after being requested whether or not Donald Trump was a foul man. “Some folks do. I don’t suppose he believes in science and I don’t suppose he believes folks must be handled decently and I don’t suppose he tells the reality. That’s why I don’t like him,” which, truthful sufficient.
Other than politics, Reznor appears weirdly glad as a 52-year-old dad, albeit one who often nonetheless has to yell at his lighting designer for setting him up with a elaborate white curtain to carry out in entrance of, as an alternative of the “piss-stained sheet” he’d requested for. If nothing else, he appears utterly self-aware, discussing his anxieties about NIN’s function as getting old elder statesmen at festivals, and the weirdness of changing into “Trent Reznor, company worker” throughout his time at Apple Music. Discussing the discharge of his newest EP, Add Violence—however solely after first asking, “Is consuming apricot LaCroix going to hurt my credibility?”—Reznor goes off on a short tangent about its narrative qualities, earlier than pulling himself again right down to Earth. Declaring the album “an fascinating narrative that feels necessary and related to what’s occurring on the earth proper now,” Reznor pauses. “I sound pretentious.” Nonetheless higher than being a grotesque, vulgar moron, a minimum of.
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