Trent Reznor has confirmed that Nine Inch Nails will indeed release new material before 2016 is over. When a fan said on Instagram that ‘the world needs NIN right now,’ Reznor responded that ‘2016 not over yet.’
In June 2015, Nine Inch Nails released instrumental versions of The Fragile and With Teeth to stream exclusively on Apple Music, a service of which Reznor is chief creative director. In an interview promoting the service, Reznor mentioned he has started “messing around with some things” in regards to a new Nine Inch Nails album, stating “It’s not a record I’m trying to finish in a month. It’s more just feeling around in the dark and seeing what sounds interesting.” At the end of the 2015 year, Reznor reported that “Nine Inch Nails will return in 2016.”
Reznor is scoring Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary Between the Flood and Peter Berg’s Boston Marathon bombing film Patriot’s Day.