Ghosts V: Together
Ghosts V: Together' (also known as Halo 33) is the second instalment of Ghosts from Nine Inch Nails. It was both announced and digitally released on March 26, 2020, during the #STAYHOME initiative in the wake of COVID-19 isolation due to viral outbreak worldwide.
It was released simultaneously with Ghosts' third installment, Ghosts VI: Locusts.
- "Letting Go While Holding On" - 9:39
- "Together" - 10:04
- "Out In The Open" - 5:15
- "With Faith" - 9:40
- "Apart" - 13:35
- "Your Touch" - 4:27
- "Hope We Can Again" - 7:27
- "Still Right Here" - 10:11
The album was released alongside Ghosts VI, making it the only NIN release to date to be released on the same date as another Halo-assigned release.
WEIRD TIMES INDEED…
AS THE NEWS SEEMS TO TURN EVER MORE GRIM BY THE HOUR, WE’VE FOUND OURSELVES VACILLATING WILDLY BETWEEN FEELING LIKE THERE MAY BE HOPE AT TIMES TO UTTER DESPAIR – OFTEN CHANGING MINUTE TO MINUTE. ALTHOUGH EACH OF US DEFINE OURSELVES AS ANTISOCIAL-TYPES WHO PREFER BEING ON OUR OWN, THIS SITUATION HAS REALLY MADE US APPRECIATE THE POWER AND NEED FOR CONNECTION.
MUSIC – WHETHER LISTENING TO IT, THINKING ABOUT IT OR CREATING IT – HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE THING THAT HELPED US GET THROUGH ANYTHING – GOOD OR BAD. WITH THAT IN MIND, WE DECIDED TO BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL AND COMPLETE THESE NEW GHOSTS RECORDS AS A MEANS OF STAYING SOMEWHAT SANE.
GHOSTS V: TOGETHER IS FOR WHEN THINGS SEEM LIKE IT MIGHT ALL BE OKAY, AND GHOSTS VI: LOCUSTS… WELL, YOU’LL FIGURE IT OUT.
IT MADE US FEEL BETTER TO MAKE THESE AND IT FEELS GOOD TO SHARE THEM. MUSIC HAS ALWAYS HAD A WAY OF MAKING US FEEL A LITTLE LESS ALONE IN THE WORLD… AND HOPEFULLY IT DOES FOR YOU, TOO. REMEMBER, EVERYONE IS IN THIS THING TOGETHER AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN SOON. BE SMART AND SAFE AND TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.
WITH LOVE, TRENT & ATTICUS
This release differs from its predecessor, in that Ghosts I-IV has no title for any of the four parts, nor do any of the track names have a title (simply carrying the track number to signify which track is which).