Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor Cries To A Dua Lipa Song

As a rock artist Trent Reznor kept his kids away from the pop world; however, one time, when his six-year-old daughter was singing a Dua Lipa song, it stopped him in his tracks. The singer shared his experience listening to the lyrics that teared him up on the ‘Tetragrammaton’ podcast with Rick Rubin; he said:

“I heard my daughter, who’s six, singing Dua Lipa the other day. She’s so into it, and it was so cool. Like, this is her music, you know? This is her thing. It really reminded me of the art of writing a well-crafted song. I teared up listening to a Dua Lipa track the other day because it was just a really well-done piece of music, you know? It was clever. It felt good. It’s difficult!”

Although he has been in the industry and making tracks for Nine Inch Nails for many years, he admitted that Lipa had reminded him of the craft of songwriting that doesn’t come easily to him by adding:

“I don’t know how to do that. Because when I’m thinking of what to say or how to say it, I’m saying it from the unvarnished me. And that requires me to think about who I am and where my position is now, and all of that together becomes something that feels — the stakes are higher.”

That’s why Trent said during the interview that he prefers film scoring, where he brings life to someone else’s vision rather than his own, and the movies he worked on, like ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ and ‘The Social Network,’ are examples of just that.

You can listen to Trent Reznor’s interview with ‘Tetragrammaton with Rick Rubin’ below.