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NIN Challenge 2.0 Day 14

Day 14 - Favourite Music Video - April 30th 2017

I think rather than list my favourite just randomly. I should have a little bit of fun here and list my favourite music video of each album/EP (if music videos do exist) and list music videos I would have loved to have seen be created.

Pretty Hate Machine
Real Video:

Sin
It was different for NIN at the time and quite ballsy too so it’s automatically one of my favourite music videos.


Video I would have liked to have seen:
Ringfinger or Sanctified
Those two songs seem very single worthy in my opinion so it would have been interesting to see that.

Broken:
Real Video:

Broken Movie
Arguably the most fucked up  music video that NIN has produced. Gore, Necrophilia, Cannibalism, Executions, Gimps, Shitting On Peoples Faces, Drownings, Jeffrey Dahmer imitators and many more. 
Just wholesome family fun.

Video I would have liked to have seen:
Last
Why is this track missing from the Broken Movie? I would have loved to seen a music video for this so very bad.

The Downward Spiral
Real Video:

Closer, Burn or The Perfect Drug
I’m not gonna lie, I’m not the biggest fan of the Closer video as I prefer the SIn video as quote unquote the “sexy video” but I love Burn and The Perfect Drug videos so much. Magician goatee Trent just makes me laugh but I do like the look on him.

Video I would have liked to have seen:
I wish the Hurt video was released and even Trent said he would have loved for Reptile to be a single so I would have loved to have seen a video for that one. Maybe even The Becoming too.

The Fragile
Real Video:
Into The Void
I could have put We’re In This Together but for some reason I enjoy this video better that I think it’s my favourite NIN video for the presentation alone.

Video I Would Have Liked To Have Seen:
The Day The World Went Away is a must. Sadly it was scrapped as Trent’s grandmother died during The Fragile production meaning the music video was too personal to him but some footage was released as part of an “alternate” video on And All That Could Have Been. Granted, I would have liked to see the original uncut version though.

With Teeth
Real Video:
Only
The first Trent and David Fincher collaboration, I just love the visuals that are mostly CGI with a few live actions things threw in.

Video I Would Have Liked To Have Seen:
Every Day Is Exactly The Same
This video was apparently scrapped because Trent looked too old and the video was I think was one of many reasons why Trent shaved his head in 2005/6. For now we have the meathead video but I would have loved to have seen the original.

Year Zero
Real Video:
Survivalism
Hey it’s the only music video shot for the album….

Video I Would Have Liked To Have Seen:
In this twilight or The Great Destroyer for definite

The Slip:
NO TRUE MUSIC VIDEO EXISTS BESIDES FROM THE REHEARSAL FOOTAGE
Video I Would Have Liked To Have Seen:
I think maybe 1,000,000 could have been interesting to see or even Head Down but for now we have the Meathead version of Discipline which if you haven’t seen it, trust me you’ll enjoy it.

Hesitation Marks
Real Video:
Came Back Haunted
Hey it’s the only music video shot for the album…

Video I Would Have Liked To Have Seen:
While I’m Still Here or In Two

Not The Actual Events
NO TRUE MUSIC VIDEO EXISTS
Video I Would Have Liked To Have Seen:
Either Burning Bright or The Idea of You would probably have some insane visuals behind it. Oh well, just need to wait for a month or two for the live performances.


Quotes from Harry Styles’ Interview

Writing for his album

“I started the album end of Feb last year for about three weeks and then had to stop for about 5 months when I went to do a movie. I came back to it in July and finished writing it in December. For a while before all I thought about it was stressing about what it was going to be. It gave me a chance to completely step away from it for a bit and have a real break. By the end of the movie, because we were swimming so much I just wanted to write songs…I think we wrote about 70 songs - we did 50 songs and ideas in Jamaica and that’s including like little ideas. Well full songs, I say there are 30 songs probably. One of the songs on the album, I wrote a few years ago.”

On his album

“I was with the guys who I was writing it with and we just wanted to make what we wanted to listen to and that has been the most fun part for me about making the whole album. In the least weird way possible, it’s my favourite album to listen to at the moment… I hope we did a good job but I really like the album so I hope people like it. I think if you put out something that you don’t stand behind and really love, then if it doesn’t go well then you could regret not doing what you wanted to do. Whereas if nothing happens with it, I love it you know so I think that’s what you should do. I think that’s been my favourite part to the overall thing is listening to the album and making all the changes – it has been fun to watch over it all.”

Writing in Jamaica

“I just wanted to not be somewhere that I’d get distracted. It was 360 of writing, you’d go home for dinner, write at the house then go back to the studio. I liked being away from everything and doing it like that.”

About his debut single

“It’s a bit weird, I feel like I’ve been hibernating for so long now and you hear it in the safety of the studio and now it’s time to give birth … it’s the song (debut single) I’m most proud of writing.”

About making it on his own

“I’ve been hibernating trying to get it all ready, that’s been fun, but I like this bit as well. I think it’s gonna be fun, it’s gonna be good. It’s not like I’m travelling on my own now, I have a band and everything and they’re amazing.”

Ed Sheeran

“I played him (Sheeran) a few songs after the album was finished. He didn’t say that he didn’t like any, but he did like one song that isn’t on the album. So I did have a bit of a minute of like hmmm no but…”

On Adele

“I’ve spoken to her a little bit, she knows one of the guys that I wrote it with (his music) a lot. But I don’t think so much advice, I just like how she does stuff. I think she leads by example, she’s the biggest, she’s amazing, she’s the best so she should be the biggest. The thing with her is she’s a different thing, she’s just good at it, I like how she does everything, it looks very nice. For my 21st she gave me one of her albums 21 and said, ‘I did some pretty cool stuff when I was 21, good luck’ and I was like, 'geez’.”

On Dating

“I haven’t dated in a long time really because I went away to do the movie then did the album so I haven’t in a while. I have a couple of candles left still though. 

Whether dating when famous is hard

“I don’t know, maybe. I feel like with all of the stuff how people date now, with all online stuff, I feel like you can do that (Google) with anyone really if you’re looking at someone’s profile before seeing them. It’s kinda the same… No, I used to (research dates), then I said I’m not going to do that anymore, it’s impossible to go in without a perception of someone and you’ve never met them and I started feeling like that was wrong and weird. I think I snore, and also I quite like routine, so I don’t know if I’m ­incredibly spontaneous.”

Cutting his hair for Dunkirk

“I felt very naked for a while. I was like yeah, I’ve gotta shave my hair off. It wasn’t a hard decision, it got made into a wig.”

Why he rarely tweets

“I don’t like saying something for the sake of it.”

Life at home and work

“The first time I went home not wearing trainers, I was in a pair of boots. Someone said, ‘What the bloody hell are they?’ I like to separate working and being at home with family.”

Staying grounded

“It’s easier in the way that I like to separate stuff from working and being at home with family and stuff. When you separate it it’s easier to see it for what it is. When you let it become everything and that’s your whole life, then it’s easy to get a bit lost in it. I’m lucky, I have amazing friends and my family’s amazing so I think they make it easier to keep the separation between the two which makes it easier for me.”

Being nervous about playing his music to others

“I think it’s nerve-racking in that I’ve only played it to like 10 people in a room. I try and not be there if I’m playing it…”

His mother and step-father’s reactions to the album

“I played the album to them the first time and there’s one song that’s got a vocal effect on it, the whole album finished then my stepdad said: ‘I’ve one question, where did you get the duck from, how did you get a duck in the studio?’ I was like: ‘That was me, thanks’. My Mum liked it which was handy. She cried a couple of times which was good, I think that was good.”

Musical Influences

“I think it’s hard to not have influencers from what you grew up listening on. I think everyone reacts differently to different types of music. I had a good range between my mum and dad… my dad listened to Fleetwood, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Queen. My mum was like Norah Jones and Savage Garden. There are a lot of melodies there.”

Being starstruck by other celebrities

“I remember the first time we went to an awards show in the US, we met Will Smith. It was a brief meeting – he was nice and very tall.”

Addressing the rumour about getting a sheep placenta facial

“No I’ve never had a sheep placenta facial.”

Rumours about Hobama

“I’m not allowed to talk about that.”

Rumour on taking his dates on helicopter rides

“No I’ve never done that,” Harry says, with Grimmy responding: “Not even with Barack?”

“No,“ Harry says. “It was his helicopter, haha.”

Talking about Chris Martin

“He’s lovely isn’t he? He is good at telling you to take care of yourself. I think he makes sure you are alright and is very zen. I think he is a pretty wonderful man.”

On Ronnie Wood

“Big fan, I love Ronnie Wood – I think I met him at a dinner party a few years ago and went to a couple of Stones shows…I think he is the nicest.”

Interviewing Paul McCartney for his Another Man issue

“It was amazing – his voice sounds like a song.”

Loving scented candles

“I mean I think everyone loves scented candles. But I usually take one from home if I’m travelling.”

About sprouts being the new kale

“I went two days ago. I got some spinach, eggs, OJ, milk, turkey and some brussels sprouts. Hmm what else did I buy…oh some Crème Eggs. I like putting sprouts in a curry and I like sauteing them. I think they are going to be the new kale. I met [someone] and I asked her what she did and she said ‘I’m the PR lady for Kale’ and I was like ‘good job then.”

Talking about his four nipples

“Still got them, managed to keep them. Maybe I just hide them in limited edition albums, like golden tickets. I’ll hold onto them.”

Best trait

“Best trait I don’t know, it’s weird to pick your best, shall we go with the nipples thing.”

On where not to ask him for a selfie

“I think in toilets is the weirdest one. It’s happened a couple of times… When someone tries to shake your hand right after having a wee, ‘I might wash my hands first’.”

About Liam’s son and being a potential godfather

“I spoke to Liam and he’s loving it. He said it’s going really well and everyone’s great. So I’m very happy for him. I think it’s a roll of the dice, there are a lot of people Liam has in mind. I’m not going to add any extra pressure. If it came my way I would be honoured.”

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@connorfranta ’s Instagram + some songs off my favourite albums!!
ok so obv these are lockscreens (optimized for iPhone 6 but they should work for most phones)
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We had a couple of different ideas of what the first single would be. We thought about with [Sign of the Times], we were like, maybe we should hold it till a little later. And then, we all kind of end up looking at each other and being a bit like, why would we not just put this out first? Its just absolutely what I want to say the most and its my favourite song on the album.
—  Harry on BBCR2