Electronic artist Tobacco has released a new single featuring guest vocals from Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. “Babysitter” is a frazzled tangle of electronic noises with vocals from both artists obscured by the chaos of the composition.
“‘Babysitter’ is like one of those experiments I need to do every once in a while, to see how far I can push it within the constructs of writing a song, without just making noise,” Tobacco, real name Tom Fec, told Rolling Stone. “[It’s] edging. Probably not that different from how Taylor Swift does it.”
“Babysitter” is set to appear on Tobacco’s upcoming album ‘Hot Wet & Sassy,’ out on October 30. It is the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Sweatbox Dynasty,’ which Reznor dubbed “record of the year” at the time.
Said Tobacco, “I’ve always been an album guy and my albums are my zone, so Trent being on this one is one of the more meaningful things to me. Now he’s melted into it.”
This isn’t the first time Tobacco has worked with Reznor. He has toured with Nine Inch Nails a few times; once with his rock band Black Moth Super Rainbow during their 2018 tour in Europe and Asia, and again as a solo artist during their ‘I Can’t Seem To Wake Up’ and ‘Cold And Black And Infinite’ tours in 2017 and 2018.
In March, Nine Inch Nails released two new albums, ‘Ghosts V: Together’ and ‘Ghosts VI: Locusts.’ Last year, Reznor and Atticus Ross composed and released the music to HBO series ‘Watchmen,’ which earned them an Emmy nod in July. Nine Inch Nails will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in November.