Song construction of How To Destroy Angels “The Believers”.
Reznor’s wife, Mariqueen Maandig —former lead singer of West Indian Girl— came up with a title for the track (“The Believers“) and a snippet of lyric. [Trent] Reznor and [Atticus] Ross wove it into an ominous, bass-heavy loop. “We won the battle as soon as that beat came out,” Reznor says. “It sounded cool and matched up with what Mariqueen was looking for.”