It appears that Trent Reznor is looking to own the coming year, with an assortment of projects planned for 2012 on the heels of his oncoming Girl With The Dragon Tattoo score (listen to his incredible cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song").
The singer spoke with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio One earlier this week, where he discussed his plans for the upcoming full-length release from his new band How to Destroy Angels (with wife Mariqueen Maandig and longtime collaborator Atticus Ross), as well as exciting news about the reanimation of of Nine Inch Nails, his signature project.
"I need to commit to doing something different, and that doesn't mean I'm not going to return to that [Nine Inch Nails] at some point,” Reznor said. "But I find myself pushed and pulled back into the same routine of album, tour, album, tour, album, tour, while a list of things I'd like to try and do in life sits untouched on the table."
When asked about Nine Inch Nails, he said: “For sure. I plan on spending a good portion of this year coming up writing with that in mind. Let's see what happens.”
Reznor has previously insisted that Nine Inch Nails “is not dead,” but that he didn't want to subject the project (or himself) to the continued rigors of touring album cycles any longer.
Meanwhile, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo's score drops on December 9th, and it can be purchased here.