I like the idea of working in an album-sized chunk, you know, and I never looked at Nine Inch Nails as a project that would be a hit-driven, single-based kind of thing.
If there used to be 100 people at a major working on a record, now there are 18, but they're the good ones. There's a lean, mean hunger.
I aspire to make a record that sounds better 10 listens in than it does after two, and still, at 50 listens, you're picking out things that add a depth and a thoughtfulness to it; there's enough in there that you can still be extracting pieces out of it.
I was up above it. Now, I'm down in it.
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.