Nine Inch Nails is all set to release their new record, ‘Bad Witch’, on June 22. Although the six-track effort was supposed to mark the completion of their trilogy of EP releases that began with 2016’s ‘Not the Actual Events’ and continued on with their ‘Add Violence’ last year, it now seems like the new record is actually going to be a full-fledged album. It’s listed as an LP on NIN’s website and frontman Trent Reznor is referring to it as an LP in interviews, although strangely, it is confirmed to be just six tracks long. Perhaps the songs are really long or Reznor has his own idea of what an LP or EP means in the modern digital age. One can only guess!
Meanwhile, with about a month to go before D-day, the band has shared the first single from Bad Witch, titled ‘God Break Down the Door’ (which at just over 4 minutes in length, is not really that long a song.) Driven by a frenetic drumbeat reminiscent of LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Disco Infiltrator’, cyberpunk synth splatters typical of NIN’s style, and a haunting saxophone, the song seems to be heavily influenced by David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’. Even Reznor’s vocals are a far throw from his usual guttural throws and adopt a Bowie-esque croon for the occasion. Listen to the single below: