NINE INCH NAILS' Trent Reznor Explains Why New 30-Minute Release Bad Witch Is Labeled An LP
Nine Inch Nails announced in mid-2016 that they'd be releasing three EPs over the course of the next year and a half-ish. Not The Actual Events was released in December 2016, Add Violence in July 2017, and now Bad Witch on June 22. Unlike Not The Actual Events and Add Violence, Bad Witch is being marketed as a full-length album despite its 30 minute run time and place in the trilogy of EP releases.
On the Nine Inch Nails fan forum Echoing The Sound, user Quantum550 questioned by Bad Witch was being marketed as such and not an EP. Reznor, posting under the name teitan, responded that he feels like EP releases are not viable in the age of streaming. He also tells Quantum550 to "suck my entire cock" over his comment that Bad Witch's delay in release was probably due to lack of inspiration, which is funny as hell.
Want to know why it's being labelled an LP instead of an EP? EPs show up with singles in Spotify and other streaming services = they get lost easier. EPs feel less important in today's music-isn't-as-important-as-it-once-was world. Why make it easier to ignore? We're not charging any more for it so why get worked up about it?
I can't tell you how many times I've started looking for an EP I've wanted to listen to in the LP section of an artist's Spotify before realizing I had to scroll down another row. So no argument from me against this logic. Bad Witch is out June 22 and you can check out the debut single from the LP "God Break Down The Door" below.