Thursday, February 17, 2011

Musical/\Revertion Song Of The Day: We're In This Together NOW

Nine Inch Nails frontman, Trent Reznor, is not to be taken lightly. Especially in his prime, when he had one of the most distinctive and desperate voices in rock culture. 5 years after the release of his hit record, "The Downward Spiral," Reznor finally decorated the year 1999 with his next studio release, "The Fragile." A double disc album based in the fragility of life & how effortlessly it can disintegrate, this record was a very strenuous and difficult listen, much like its predecessor. Yet, it is each & every portion worth it.  The track, "We're In This Together" was released as a European single in the summer of 1999.

Featuring quite possibly Trent Reznor's greatest studio vocal performance, it is a song about struggle and two people facing it, assumed to be a couple ("You're the queen and I'm the king"). This duo hinted at in the lyrics are, essentially, teetering on the edge and trying to hold on to one-another as well as everything as it shatters around them. Up against an insurmountable force, all they seem to have is a nestled hope that things will turn for the better.

And yes, I did just do one of his tracks directly after his former protege, Marilyn Manson. Whoops. Are they still cool?


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