2013 is shaping up to be an incredible year for music so far. Here’s further proof in the first single from How To Destroy Angels‘ upcoming full-length LP, ‘Welcome Oblivion.’ The song is called “How Long” and it’s the most immediate and poppy thing the group has created since they emerged in 2010. Listen to this satisfying blend of electronic, pop, and what feels like a 21st century hymnal.
How To Destroy Angels’ “How Long”
For those that don’t know or need reminding, this band is the new project from musical mastermind Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, his co-composer Atticus Ross (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Social Network), his wife and lead vocalist Mariqueen Maandig, and art director Rob Sheridan. The group has released 2 EPs, their last only a few months ago. Those were much more quiet and insular collections of songs, while this song is almost jarring in how poppy it is. Most fans haven’t heard something this bright and poppy from Reznor since his pre-NIN days (or at least ‘Pretty Hate Machine’. But before you feel too positive about this great track, check out the disturbing post-apocalyptic video for the song and try not to get chills.
Jarad Matula | Senior Writer