Danny Elfman teams up with Trent Reznor for ultra-industrial reimagining of True

[L-R] Danny Elfman and Trent Reznor
(Image credit: Silvia Grav / Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)

Danny Elfman has teamed up with Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor for an expansive industrial reimagining of True, from his latest album, Big Mess.

Combining walls of dystopian electric guitar with thumping electronic percussion, cinematic synths and enveloping piano flares, Elfman and Reznor trade unsettling vocal lines between smatterings of ultra-distorted lead guitar.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.