Beth first released her version of the 1994 classic as an exclusive to Amazon Music in 2020 as part of a series celebrating NIN’s induction of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“Finally my version of‘ Closer ’in NIN made by [Johnny Hostile] is available to listen anywhere at all times on all platforms, ”Beth wrote on social media. “Do you think we should play it in festival movies this summer?” Check out the artwork, also done by Hostile below.
Beth and NIN have a history of working together. Atticus Ross got the co-writing and production credits on Beth’s debut solo album, Life Is Love. Beth is also scheduled to join the band on tour before it is canceled due to COVID. In 2020, Beth sat down with Kyle Meredith to discuss working with Ross on the project. Repeat that conversation HERE.
Last year, Beth also teamed up with Bobby Gillespie on Primal Scream for a collaboration album called Utopian Ash featuring the singles “Remember We Were Lovers” and “Pursue It.” Next up are a series of festival dates in Europe and the UK this summer, including a slot at Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds at London’s All Points East Festival. See full itinerary HERE.