Danny Elfman and Nine Inch Nails front man/founder Trent Reznor debuted the updated take of Elfman’s latest single this week.
The pair premiered a new version of Elfman’s single, ‘Native Intelligence‘ Monday. The song and its new update are featured in the recently released limited edition box set re-issue of Elfman’s 2021 album, Big Mess.
The musical arrangement featured in the new take of ‘Native Intelligence’ is driven by a rich, almost hypnotic guitar line that is complimented by an immersive string arrangement and of course Reznor’s unique vocal delivery style. The addition of the keyboards and electronics to the arrangement makes it even more engaging and entertaining.
No information about the song’s lyrical theme is featured in the press release announcing the debut of the re-worked composition. The lyrics provided with the single ensure plenty of thought and discussion. It comes across as being rather contemplative; perhaps a person thinking about doing more with life and trying to find one’s place. That is just this critic’s interpretation.
Elfman’s new box set re-issue of Big Mess is an expansive presentation. It features extras, such as a 60-page hardcover art book with photos of art used in the album’s presentation. A 20-page lyric booklet is also part of the box set, along with signed art and even vinyl copies of the album, and links to stream videos for the album’s singles.
In other news, Elfman has announced a pair of performances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 16 and April 23.
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