In the midst of all of the weirdness in the world, Nine Inch Nails have just released two new albums, Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts, the sequel(s) to the band's 2008 ambient project Ghosts I–IV. Trent and Atticus write:

FRIENDS-

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

You can download both albums for free at Nine Inch Nails' website, and they'll hit streaming services tonight (3/26). You can also stream both albums via a YouTube playlist and view both tracklists below.

Tracklists
GHOSTS V: TOGETHER

01. LETTING GO WHILE HOLDING ON
02. TOGETHER
03. OUT IN THE OPEN
04. WITH FAITH
05. APART
06. YOUR TOUCH
07. HOPE WE CAN AGAIN
08. STILL RIGHT HERE

GHOSTS VI: LOCUSTS

01. THE CURSED CLOCK
02. AROUND EVERY CORNER
03. THE WORRIMENT WALTZ
04. RUN LIKE HELL
05. WHEN IT HAPPENS (DON'T MIND ME)
06. ANOTHER CRASHED CAR
07. TEMP FIX
08. TRUST FADES
09. A REALLY BAD NIGHT
10. YOUR NEW NORMAL
11. JUST BREATHE
12. RIGHT BEHIND YOU
13. TURN THIS OFF PLEASE
14. SO TIRED
15. ALMOST DAWN