Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor chatted with Spinmagazine for a cover story in their September issue and while the focus was on the group and their upcoming album, interviewer David Marchese made a comparison of their sound to Kanye West’s latest release Yeezus. The lead singer took to the opportunity to offer his opinion on the controversial rapper.
Trent explained, “I know Kanye a bit. He’s come out to shows and we’ve had some humorous — I’ve listened to him talk backstage a few times. I can’t say that we had a conversation. I find him an interesting character. Yeezus, I really love it. I think the sound of it is cool. I can’t endorse what he’s saying lyrically, but I will say that in terms of the role of the dangerous entertainer in 2013, nobody is beating him at that game. It feels like he might implode. Even if it is calculated to some degree, it feels rough on the edges in a way that I can appreciate. I’m glad he’s out there. Consistently he’s put out ahead-of-the-curve shit. He’s definitely a talented guy.”
- Nine Inch Nails’ eighth album Hesitation Marks is being released on September 3rd.