The Gentle Hum Of Anxiety

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"The Gentle Hum Of Anxiety"
Album: The Social Network Soundtrack
Length: 3:51
Tempo: 75 BPM
Versions: The Gentle Hum Of Anxiety
Live: N/A

"The Gentle Hum Of Anxiety" is the eighteenth track from The Social Network Soundtrack, written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Its first appearance was on the free sampler download for The Social Network.

A shorter version of the piece is titled "Something's Happened" on the Sony Pictures website for Academy Award consideration, although its file name has no contraction ("Something Happened").

Song Credits

Written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.


  • The Social Network Soundtrack
  • The Social Network Soundtrack Academy Award consideration website
  • The Social Network Soundtrack free download sampler


The Gentle Hum Of Anxiety

This is the original version. Beginning with manipulated piano synthesizers, a slow bassline soon joins the piece, backed by a synthesizer, this opening theme changing to a second section of different chord changes played by all instruments. A chromatic piano melody enters for the return to the initial harmonic changes. The return to the second section accompanies a new piano melody, and upon a final return to the initial chord changes, the piano quietly and simply improvises over top, all instruments fading out slowly.

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