Today, Danny Elfman has teamed up with Ghostemane to release a brand new remix of ‘Native Intelligence (Featuring Trent Reznor)’ – the newest taste of Elfman’s forthcoming album ‘Bigger. Messier.‘ arriving on 12th August 2022 via ANTI- / Epitaph Records. The remix serves as a reimagining of Reznor’s version of the song that debuted earlier this year, making for a molotov cocktail that combines the one-of-a-kind styles of three musical heavyweights. Alongside the song, Elfman has also shared an official music video today. Produced by the cyber collective TRASH GANG, the video is a rabbit hole of monochromatic, manga-inspired animation that channels the track’s mesmerizing electronic glitches and breakneck percussion.
Ghostemane’s reinterpretation marks the eighth and latest track to be released from ‘Bigger. Messier.’ – Elfman’s brand new genre-defying album of remixed and re-envisioned renditions of songs from his acclaimed 2021 record Big Mess. Comprised of collaborations and guest vocal features from a wide array of artists including Trent Reznor, Iggy Pop, HEALTH, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Zach Hill of Death Grips, Xiu Xiu, Squarepusher, Ghostemane and many more, the 21-track project brings the songs of Big Mess to life in a completely new light while serving as the first time Elfman has ever released a remix collection of his work on this scale.
Elfman officially announced the project last month in tandem with the debut of a new version of ‘Kick Me‘ reimagined by punk legend Iggy Pop. The frenetic single was preceded by a string of dynamic songs that have previously been teased from the album to date, including Elfman’s momentous collaborations with Trent Reznor for ‘True‘ and ‘Native Intelligence‘, as well as additional remixes from Kid606 (‘Sorry‘), Zach Hill of Death Grips (‘Kick Me‘), Squarepusher (‘We Belong‘) and Xiu Xiu (‘Serious Ground‘).