“Before the sun comes up I would wake up. I start with a full bucket of ideas. Mid-day I’m half, by the end of the day I’m defeated and I’m just ready to give up. For one, I think [inspiration] is an intersection of a few things. I would start songs by being inspired by sound, sound design, places, things, the setting was important. And then somehow the song would start to emerge from that setting.” – Trent Reznor