Trent Reznor: ‘It Breaks My Heart To Hear ‘The Downward Spiral”

Trent Reznor, the frontman of Nine Inch Nails, recently shared his thoughts on the 30th anniversary of the band’s groundbreaking album, ‘The Downward Spiral.’

The Nine Inch Nails frontman acknowledged that he doesn’t frequently take the time to reflect. However, on the occasion of a significant anniversary, he took to social media to share that he revisited the album to discover ‘what 28-year-old me had to say.’ His conclusion turned out to be listening to an album that ‘breaks his heart to hear.’ The rocker wrote:

“Spending too much time looking backwards feels dangerous to me, but this day on the calendar caught my attention. Has it really been that long, old friend? I just spent an hour listening to this time capsule of what 28-year-old me had to say, and it still excites me and breaks my heart. Be kind to yourselves. Hope to see you soon.”

Reznor Will No Longer Make Music

The ‘hope to see you soon’ part of the statement stands out, considering the fact that the rocker earlier revealed he would no longer be interested in making new music. Reznor admitted that he doesn’t think the environment is right to release new Nine Inch Nails music, and he doesn’t particularly want to tour, either.

“I don’t want to be away from my kids, not that much. I don’t want to miss their lives out to go and do a thing I am grateful to be able to do and I’m appreciative that you’re here to see it, but I’ve done it a lot.”

Despite reflecting on the past, Reznor mentioned that he is currently engaged in ongoing work. Specifically, he noted that his current projects are centered more on storytelling.

You can see his message below.