Perfect drug maybe, but not a perfect song. NIN founder Trent Reznor explained in a VIVA 2 Magazine
interview, "At that time I was listening to a lot of Drum 'n' Bass and Jungle and stuff. And I think that's the most I've ever seen external influence come out in my own music. And it was a transition period, that's what I want to stress, it was a time when I was feeling out what I wanted to do artistically and given the liberation of working within the context of a soundtrack, it's not like a major work. I always treated that as an area to be freer and try things. I'm glad it was in that context. There was never any consideration to include that on [The Fragile
]. It really was an area where I was feeling out the landscape to see what I wanted to do."
Sarah - Santiago, Chile