Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross Tease Preview Of Their New Watchmen Score

Check out this snippet of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score for HBO’s new Watchmen TV series.

Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross Tease Preview Of Their New Watchmen Score

To coincide with the U.S. premiere of HBO’s Watchmen TV series last night (October 20), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails have shared a snippet of their new score for the show.

The pair's latest work comes ahead of the release of new musical drama Waves, and forthcoming Pixar film Soul, both of which they are also scoring. The former is arriving on November 1 this year, while the latter is set for release on June 19, 2020.

As for Watchmen, Trent Reznor recently told Variety that he'd gotten in touch with director Damon Lindelof about the project as soon as he learned about its existence.

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“We reached out to Damon and the HBO camp when I first heard about it, because I’ve been a fan of Damon since Lost," he revealed. "I was completely blown away by The Leftovers. Also, as a big fan of Watchmen [in other incarnations], I appreciated the fearlessness that taking on that property and that IP would require. I thought, if anybody was to do it at any place, HBO and Damon sounds exciting to me.

“For Watchmen we’ve had the challenge of working almost blind, off a bit of a script for the first episode of 10," the musical mastermind added. "But we spent enough time with Damon to know that we’re kindred spirits.”

Check out a preview of NIN's score for Watchmen below.

Last year, Nine Inch Nail released their ninth album, Bad Witch.

“Culture, life and the world changes, so we didn’t take anything for granted,” Trent told us about it at the time. “In America, the rock scene is pretty sterile, so to come out with [something] fucking noisy, [with] rough edges and an unsafe show felt more relevant than it had in years, and it felt good to us.”

He also explained of his response to art that strikes him "as having a truth to them and a kind of daring craft involved": “When we say ‘daring craft’, it’s not about shock value, or having an extreme opinion on something, or being revolutionary: it’s about something that feels like it has moved the bar forward and feels fearless, even if it’s in sincerity or nakedness or whatever it might be, but something that doesn’t feel like product.”

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