Trent Reznor, the man most commonly associated with the perpetually dark, industrial sounds of Nine Inch Nails and the soundtracks of The Social Network, The Cabin in the Woods and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, has a new song out.
"Everything," from NIN's forthcoming LP, Hesitation, hit the Internet and devote fans will note that's it's a little less The Downward Spiral and a little more, uh, the Beach Boys?
As Robin Hilton of NPR's All Songs Considered notes, it's "practically an upbeat pop song." If by some small chance you are unfamiliar with his work, this is unusual because when Reznor does inch outside his auteur sound, it's usually to work with artists like Josh Homme or Marilyn Manson—not to make music you can kind-of, sort-of dance to.
And that's not to say "Everything" isn't awesome. Nor is Reznor's signature sound lost on the cut. Anyway, you should probably just listen to it.