Following his win for Best Original Score at the Oscars on Sunday night (April 25th), Trent Reznor has revealed that Nine Inch Nails planned on working on their new album immediately. 

Backstage, when a journalist asked how he and Atticus Ross separate their work with the band from scoring films and whether a new Nine Inch Nails album was in the works, Reznor said

“Ten years ago, when we did The Social Network, which is the first film that we worked on, it was such a great experience. We just came out of it inspired and re‑energized, and it was working on a medium we hadn’t done before and learned so much, that we felt like, hey, let’s do a Nine Inch Nails record; let’s go on tour.  And what we’ve tried to do since then is break it up where we do some rock music, we come back and do some film work. We’ve just done three pretty big films in Watchmen, Mank, and Soul in a row. We should be on tour but COVID has prevented that. We are planning on working on Nine Inch Nails material as soon as, probably tomorrow.”


Reznor, Ross, and Late Show With Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste won Best Original Score for the animated film Soul.