Who doesn’t love Jupiter? Well, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross definitely do. So much so they’ve gone and composed a track especially for the 69,911 km round gas giant. It’s called ‘Juno’ and you can hear a snippet of the track below.
It’s all in celebration of NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter, which is due to rendezvous with the planet on July 4th. There, it will undertake the mammoth task of uncovering some of the planet’s secrets, like how it was formed and what drives its magnetic field (I’m hoping it will do a bit of monolith spotting too).
The track, by Reznor and Nine Inch Nails collaborator and soundtrack partner Ross, is a gorgeous, peaceful and atmospheric eight and a half minutes, made truly awe-inspiring by the inclusion of actual audio samples of Jupiter’s “singing” magnetic field and radiation.
‘Juno’ could be the “Other Stuff” Reznor was referring to, when he tweeted news of a brand new Nine Inch Nails album, back in December.
New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.
— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) December 18, 2015
The track is available, in full, from Apple Music.