Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – “Outside”

Nine Inch Nails members Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross recently added the Netflix smash hit Bird Box to their ever-expanding list of film scoring credits. The Sandra Bullock-starring film — a horror story and family drama about monsters that can only kill you if you see them — reportedly set a Netflix record, with more than 45 million accounts watching it within its first week on the streaming service. All those people were listening to Reznor and Ross compositions like “Outside,” which has seen official release today.

On Twitter today, after thanking fans for a successful 2018 (including NIN’s release of Bad Witch and tour with the Jesus And Mary Chain), Reznor shared official audio for “Outside” as well as a link to purchase the full Bird Box soundtrack. Despite being labeled the “abridged” version, the song runs almost 13 minutes. It’s the sort of creepy instrumental music you want when you hire the Nine Inch Nails braintrust to score your movie, with haunting piano arpeggios serving as a through line for eerie samples and waves of caustic noise.

Hear the song and check out Reznor’s tweets and NIN.com note which promises “lots” in 2019.

OUR SCORE FOR THE FILM BIRD BOX IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN HIGH-RESOLUTION HERE. THIS SAME VERSION WILL APPEAR ON STREAMING SERVICES BY JAN 25TH (OR SOONER). LIKE ALL SOUNDTRACK RECORDS WE RELEASE, WE AIM FOR THESE TO PLAY LIKE ALBUMS THAT TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY AND CAN EXIST AS COMPANION PIECES TO THE FILMS AND AS THEIR OWN SEPARATE WORKS.

WE CREATED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MUSIC AND CONCEPTUAL SOUND FOR BIRD BOX, A LOT OF WHICH NEVER MADE IT TO YOUR EARS IN THE FINAL VERSION OF THE FILM. WE’VE DECIDED TO PRESENT YOU WITH THIS VERSION OF THE SOUNDTRACK RECORD THAT REPRESENTS WHAT BIRD BOX IS TO US. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY.

FOR THOSE INTERESTED, WE WILL BE RELEASING A MORE EXPANSIVE (READ: MORE SELF-INDULGENT) PHYSICAL-ONLY OFFERING THIS SPRING THAT WILL CONTAIN AN ADDITIONAL HOUR OF MUSIC AND ARTWORK THAT COLORS FURTHER OUTSIDE THE LINES… ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!

LOTS COMING IN 2019,
TRENT

The Bird Box soundtrack is available for purchase here and will reportedly hit streaming services by 1/25 at the latest.