Reznor’s Beats by Dre collaboration is a streaming music service.
The Nine Inch Nails / How To Destroy Angels frontman was profiled by The New Yorker and revealed some details about his upcoming projects, including a Nine Inch Nails greatest hits compilation, which will include two new songs. The compilation is due out on Interscope in 2014, followed by a new (and rumored) Nine Inch Nails album.
Earlier this year, Reznor promised that his collaboration with Beats by Dre is “probably not what you’re expecting!” The project is a new music-streaming service called Daisy that is set to launch early next year.
Daisy “uses mathematics to offer suggestions to the listener… [but also] would present choices based partly on suggestions made by connoisseurs, making it a platform in which the machine and the human would collide more intimately.” Reznor says that Daisy will seek to address the limits of Spotify.
“Here’s sixteen million licensed pieces of music,’ they’ve said, but you’re not stumbling into anything. What’s missing is a service that adds a layer of intelligent curation,” he said. “That first wave of music presentation which felt magical, the one where the songs are chosen by algorithms that know who you listened to… has begun to feel synthetic.”
The debut full length from Reznor’s How To Destroy Angels project is due next year. The video for the band’s ‘Ice Age’ is below. [via Pitchfork]