Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross shared a heartfelt message on NiN’s site.
“Music – whether listening to it, thinking about it or creating it – has always been the thing that helped us get through anything – good or bad,” the message said. “With that in mind, we decided to burn the midnight oil and complete these new Ghosts records as a means of staying somewhat sane.”
And each album has its own purpose for listeners. “Ghosts V: Together is for when things seem like it might all be okay, and Ghosts VI: Locusts… well, you’ll figure it out,” they wrote.
NiN reassured everyone that they’ll see each other again to remember to “be smart and safe and take care of each other.
“It made us feel better to make these and it feels good to share them. Music has always had a way of making us feel a little less alone in the world… and hopefully it does for you, too. Remember, everyone is in this thing together and this too shall pass,” they added.
Read the full message here.