Burn (Nine Inch Nails song)

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Single by Nine Inch Nails
from the album Natural Born Killers
Released 1994
Format CD
Recorded 1994
Genre Industrial metal, alternative metal
Length 4:58
Label Nothing Records
Writer(s) Trent Reznor
Producer(s) Trent Reznor
Nine Inch Nails singles chronology

"Burn" is a promotional single by industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails released from the Natural Born Killers soundtrack. Because this is a promo-only single, it has never been featured with its own official halo. It was included as a bonus track on the tenth anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Downward Spiral, and also has its own video (directed by Hank Corwin and Trent Reznor). A live performance of the song is featured on Woodstock '94, KROQ Christmas 2005 and the DVD Beside You In Time

Music video[edit]

Reznor in front of a projection screen, showing a clip featuring Juliette Lewis from Natural Born Killers

The music video was co-directed by Hank Corwin and Trent Reznor. The video features Reznor performing in front of a projection screen displaying a montage of stock footage and footage from the Natural Born Killers film, as in the picture provided. The stock footage and rear-projection techniques used in the video are similar to the ones employed in much of the film.

Csaba Toth contributed a detailed reading of the video in his article "Like Cancer in the System: Industrial Gothic, Nine Inch Nails, and Videotape":


  1. ^ Gothic: Transmutations of Horror in Late Twentieth Century Art, ed. Christoph Grunenberg, Cambridge: MIT Press, p. 83-84.

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