In Nine Inch Nails, I've been the guy calling the shots since inception. I'd gotten used to that.
The 'Downward Spiral' album was a record all about beating everybody up - and then 'Hurt' was like a coda saying maybe I shouldn't have done that. But to make the song sound impenetrable because I thought it was a little too vulnerable, I tried to layer it in noise.
Schoolwork came easy to me. I learned to play piano effortlessly. I was coasting.
Being in a band with my wife, I'm very aware of the multitude of ways that can go wrong. We're best friends and are interested in the same things, so it's natural to make music together.