Nine Inch Nails Unveil Jarring David Lynch-Directed ‘Came Back Haunted’ Video
Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor recently spoke about his newfound openness for collaboration after many years of being the sole guiding force in the band and his willingness to play well with others has led to the new ‘Came Back Haunted’ video, helmed by acclaimed movie director David Lynch.
The clip, which just debuted, actually offers touchtones to both Reznor and Lynch’s past. The opening shots appear to be an insect (or a person in an insect costume) filmed as fast-cutting spliced-together negatives much like the clip that broke Nine Inch Nails to the masses — ‘Head Like a Hole.’ Meanwhile, Trent Reznor does appear in the clip, albeit in blurry, spotlight heavy, jumpy camera style, similar to some of the effects used by Lynch in his film ‘Lost Highway.’ Not so coincidentally, ‘Lost Highway’ featured Reznor on the movie’s soundtrack.
‘Came Back Haunted’ is the lead single from the upcoming ‘Hesitation Marks‘ album and the song marks a return to a more electronic-influenced style for Nine Inch Nails. In a recent interview, Reznor stated, “I think with this record, I didn’t go into it with an agenda of ‘it’s going to be this or that. I sat down and from a very pure place went with what feels right and songs started coming out. Generally I would say the album is more electronic in nature. It’s more exciting to me than loud banging drums. ‘The Slip,’ the last record, was very much made to sound like it was in a garage with loud banging drums and what not.”
‘Hesitation Marks’ is due in stores Sept. 3 and the band will hit the road for a North American tour this fall. Dates for the run can be seen by clicking the button below.