|"We're in This Together"|
|Single by Nine Inch Nails|
|from the album The Fragile|
|Released||September 27, 1999|
|Length||7:16 (album version)|
5:18 (single version)
|Producer(s)||Trent Reznor, Alan Moulder|
|Nine Inch Nails singles chronology|
|Halo numbers chronology|
"We're in This Together" is a three-disc single (also known as "triple single") by industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails for the song of the same name released in 1999. It is the 15th official Nine Inch Nails release and is a single for the album The Fragile .
According to The Fragile contributor Keith Hillebrandt, "the whole song started from something [Reznor] actually played at the end of another track ... he wrote it up into an entirely new song".
The lyrics seems to be inspired by David Bowie's song "‘Heroes’" from the same-named 1977 album,such as with the line "You're the queen and I'm the king" and describing two people trying to fight against an ominous and seemingly unstoppable force. Bowie, who is recognized as one of Reznor's greatest influences, is given a special thanks credit in the liner notes of The Fragile.
MTV 's Gil Kaufman described the song as "a seven-minute-plus cathartic pop song with somewhat hopeful lyrics over a plodding hip-hop beat, walls of distorted guitars and an eerie slasher-film cricket sound".
Both "10 Miles High" and "The New Flesh" originally appeared on the vinyl version of The Fragile.
The song was featured in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel Studios film The Avengers .
The song's music video was directed by Mark Pellington and released on August 27, 1999.An extended version of the video has since surfaced. Trent Reznor and a large group of black-clothed men are seen running down empty streets, onto a train, and into a field. There are also shots of several elderly people, and a brief scene with a young woman.
The video was filmed in Guadalajara and in the dry lake of Sayula.
"We're in This Together" was released on a three-part single, which was only available in Europe and Japan; it was not released in the United States. Two radio promos (the first with the album mix and radio edit of the song, the second with just a unique short edit of the song) were released in America as Halo 15 as well.
|Disc 1 (Orange)|
|1.||"We're in This Together" (Radio edit)||5:18|
|2.||"The Day the World Went Away" (Quiet)||6:19|
|3.||"The Day the World Went Away" (Porter Ricks mix)||7:04|
|Disc 2 (Green)|
|1.||"We're in This Together"||7:16|
|2.||"10 Miles High"||5:13|
|3.||"The New Flesh"||3:40|
|Disc 3 (Yellow)|
|1.||"We're in This Together"||7:16|
|2.||"Complications of the Flesh"||6:36|
|3.||"The Perfect Drug"||5:42|
|US two-track promotional|
|1.||"We're in This Together" (Radio edit)||5:14|
|2.||"We're in This Together" (LP version)||7:16|
|US one-track promotional|
|1.||"We're in This Together" (Short radio edit)||4:20|
|US Hot Modern Rock Tracks||11|
|US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||21|
|UK Singles Chart||39|
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