WATCH: Trent Reznor And David Lynch Unleash Seizure-Inducing CAME BACK HAUNTED Video
This morning, tickets to Nine Inch Nails' Tension 2013 tour went on sale, and to celebrate the band's first live tour in way-too-many years, Oscar-winner Trent Reznor has unleashed a brand-new music video - directed by Reznor's Lost Highway collaborator, David Lynch - on an unsuspecting, possibly seizure-prone public. My man-crush grew three sizes this day.
And the video's a doozy: from the forthcoming Hesitation Marks, "Came Back Haunted" is about what you'd expect from the Mulholland Drive director...up to and including a pre-show warning letting viewers know the clip's sheer awesomeness could very well send them to Seizure Town:
WARNING: This video has been identified to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
Viewer discretion advised, indeed: I'm 99% sure I was not afflicted with "photosensitive epilepsy" when I woke up this morning, but I am equally sure that I am now. How's the clip beyond the strobing colors and lights? One of NIN's least-elaborate clips, to be sure, but honestly: as BAD's resident Reznor-enthusiast (and its dozenth Lynch-enthusiast), this one didn't have to do much to win me over.
What are you guys seeing in this clip? Gas-mask-wearing "fly girl"? Trent embodying the song's "its smile is red/and its eyes are black" lyric? Some sort of puppet with a rapidly decaying donut-hole for a head? Sound off below. And if you missed yesterday's pre-sale, tickets are available for the band's fall tour now via this link.
I'll have a report from the tour's November 5th performance later in the year. Stay tuned.