The collaboration between the industrial rocker, Trent Reznor, and the avant-garde electronic artist Tobacco is continuing. In the past, Tobacco has been the opening act for Nine Inch Nails, both as a solo artist and as part of his group, Black Moth Super Rainbow. Reznor has even called Tobacco’s Sweatbox Dynasty the “record of the year” four years ago. Now, the two released a new track together.
“Babysitter” features weird gritty electronic sound and drumline and both the artists’ vocals are electronically modified almost to the point of incomprehensibility. The song is due to appear on Tobacco’s upcoming album, Hot Wet & Sassy, coming out on October 30th.
Speaking with Rolling Stone, Tobacco had expressed his satisfaction with Reznor’s contribution to his album. “‘Babysitter’ is like one of those experiments I need to do every once in a while, to see how far I can push it within the constructs of writing a song, without just making noise,” he said. “[It’s] edging. Probably not that different from how Taylor Swift does it.”
Last march, Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails released two albums Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts. Reznor was also nominated for two Emmys along with bandmate Atticus Ross for their Watchmen score.