Trent Reznor is planning new music for a Nine Inch Nails greatest hits compilation set for 2014, according to The New Yorker. Reznor “intends to contribute” two new songs to the collection, and plans to write music for a new album afterwards. Reznor also revealed that his collaboration with Dr. Dre’s Beats By Dre is a music streaming project, with a working name of Daisy. Set for an early 2013 release, the project is meant to help users sort through songs in a way that services like Spotify do not.
“Here’s 16 million licensed pieces of music,’ they’ve said, but you’re not stumbling into anything,” said Reznor. “What’s missing is a system that adds a layer of intelligent curation . . . As great as it is to have all this information bombarding you, there’s a real value in trusted filters. It’s like having your own guy when you go into the record store, who knows what you like but can also point you down some paths you wouldn’t necessarily have encountered.”
Reznor told Rolling Stone in July that he was working on new Nine Inch Nails material. “Yeah, there will be new music. There are some things in the works,” he said, also hinting at live NIN shows. “Yeah, if it feels right, it’s a possibility. . . . I never said that that wasn’t going to happen, just that it couldn’t go on as it was.” Reznor has stayed busy with his band How to Destroy Angels, composing the soundtrack to the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and contributing to the new Queens of the Stone Age album.