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Nine Inch Nails Unveil New Song ‘Copy of A,’ Release Track as Free Download

We’re drawing ever closer to the release of Nine Inch Nails‘ new album ‘Hesitation Marks.’ The industrial project’s latest full-length offering will be officially released on Sept. 3, but the album track ‘Copy of A’ has just been unveiled (listen above) and will be available for free download beginning Aug. 13. 

Nine Inch Nails have been steadily teasing fans with new material for a few weeks now. The group debuted the song ‘Find My Way’ in Japan last month before returning to a U.S. stage at Lollapalooza. Nine Inch Nails’ full Lollapalooza set was released online shortly after, containing performances of new tracks ‘Came Back Haunted,’ ‘Find My Way’ and ‘Copy of A.’

The studio version of ‘Copy of A’ is now available to immerse yourself in before Amazon exclusively hosts a free download of the song beginning Aug. 13. U.K. audiences have been given a head start however, with ‘Copy of A’ already up for free download.

“‘Downward Spiral’ felt like I had an unending bottomless pit of rage and self-loathing inside me and I had to somehow challenge something or I’d explode,” Trent Reznor tells the Guardian. “I thought I could get through by putting everything into my music, standing in front of an audience and screaming emotions at them from my guts … but after a while it didn’t sustain itself, and other things took over – drugs and alcohol.”

Reznor continues, “And I’m happy that I don’t feel that way any more. I’ve learned to recognize, a lot of it forced through the process of recovery, that I’m wired wrong in certain ways, the chemical balance of my brain is off in terms of depression a little bit. This record was written as the other side of that journey. The despair and loneliness and rage and isolation and the not-fitting-in aspect that still is in me, but I can express that in a way that feels more appropriate to who I am now. And often that rage is quieter.”

‘Hesitation Marks’ will hit shelves on Sept. 3.

Trent Reznor on Emotions Within 'Hesitation Marks': The Rage is Quieter

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