Came Back Haunted

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"Came Back Haunted"
Came Back Haunted Cover.jpeg
Single by Nine Inch Nails
from the album Hesitation Marks
Released June 6, 2013 (2013-06-06)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012–13
Genre
Length 5:17
Label
Songwriter(s) Trent Reznor
Producer(s)
Nine Inch Nails singles chronology
"Discipline"
(2008)
"Came Back Haunted"
(2013)
"Copy of a"
(2013)
"Discipline"
(2008)
"Came Back Haunted"
(2013)
"Copy of a"
(2013)
Music video
Came Back Haunted on YouTube

"Came Back Haunted" is a single by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, from their eighth studio album, Hesitation Marks. It is the band's first single since signing with Columbia Records.[4][5][6][7][8]

Music and lyrics

The song contains layered synthesizer parts, rhythmic industrial patterns, and an electronic bassline, which are interrupted by a guitar-driven instrumental break. The song ends with a vocal outro with a chant of the song's title.[3][9] Gary Graff of Billboard interpreted the song's lyrics as an "acknowledgement of Reznor's absence" and a presumable reference to his experiences in film scoring and How to Destroy Angels.[3]

Release and promotion

The song first leaked online on Brazilian website BCharts,[10] then spreading to other sites and radios. It was later streamed on the band's official Soundcloud account.[5] The audio-only video was also uploaded to Nine Inch Nails' YouTube channel.[11] A radio edit of the song was initially made available, which was edited down to 3:56 in length.[5]

The song was featured in the soundtrack of the video game Gran Turismo 6.

Music video

The music video was released on June 28, 2013, with an epileptic seizure warning.[12][13] It was directed by David Lynch, with whom Reznor collaborated on Lost Highway.[14] The video runs for 4:17.[15] Photographs taken by Nine Inch Nails collaborator Rob Sheridan during the shooting in Los Angeles were also released on June 27, 2013.[12]

Personnel

Charts

References

  1. ^ Schulz, Chris (September 5, 2013). "Album review: Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved December 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ Neilstein, Vince (June 6, 2013). ""Came Back Haunted:" The New Nine Inch Nails Song is Here!". MetalSucks. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Graff,Gary (June 6, 2013). "Nine Inch Nails, 'Came Back Haunted': Track Review". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Phillips, Amy (June 4, 2013). "Nine Inch Nails Track "Came Back Haunted" Out Thursday". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Minsker, Evan (June 5, 2013). "Listen: Nine Inch Nails: "Came Back Haunted"". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kaufman, Spencer (June 6, 2013). "Nine Inch Nails Unleash New Song ‘Came Back Haunted,’ Reveal Upcoming Album Details". Loudwire. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Nine Inch Nails name new album 'Hesitation Marks', hear new track 'Came Back Haunted' now". NME. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ Hogan, Mark (June 4, 2013). "Nine Inch Nails to Debut New Single 'Came Back Haunted' on Thursday". Spin. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Danton, Eric R. (June 6, 2013). "Nine Inch Nails Release 'Came Back Haunted' From New LP". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ouça "Came Back Haunted", o single de retorno do Nine Inch Nails". BCharts. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ ""Came Back Haunted" on YouTube". Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  12. ^ a b Blistein,Jon (June 27, 2013). "Nine Inch Nails Photos Preview 'Came Back Haunted' Clip". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ Minsker, Evan and Amy Phillips (June 28, 2013). "Watch Nine Inch Nails' David Lynch-Directed "Came Back Haunted" Video". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  14. ^ Phillips, Amy and Jenn Pelly (June 19, 2013). "David Lynch to Direct Nine Inch Nails' "Came Back Haunted" Video". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Nine Inch Nails - Came Back Haunted". NineInchNailsVEVO. 28 Jun 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Nine Inch Nails – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Nine Inch Nails. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  17. ^ "Nine Inch Nails – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Nine Inch Nails. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  18. ^ "Nine Inch Nails – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Nine Inch Nails. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  19. ^ "Nine Inch Nails – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Nine Inch Nails. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  20. ^ "Nine Inch Nails – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Nine Inch Nails. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  21. ^ "Nine Inch Nails – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Nine Inch Nails. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  22. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs: 2013 (Year-End)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 

External links

  • Official website
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