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 August 12th, 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, which can be viewed now here. 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 the aforementioned “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”).
With the help of his collaborators Stu Brooks & Berit Gwendolyn Gilma, Elfman enlisted a variety of artists he admires to contribute to Bigger. Messier. Using his original songs as their canvases, each artist was given free reign to experiment in their own distinct voice, making for a wholly unique collection of songs that span decades and genres. The album was executive produced by Stu Brooks and Elfman’s longtime manager Laura Engel. Available in vinyl, CD and digital formats, with two exclusive bonus tracks featured on the digital edition, pre-order the album now HERE.