Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor announced that his new album, ‘CMFT,’ will be released on October 2, 2020. A week ago, he shared two new tracks from the album and premiered the first music video that he taken for ‘CMFT Must Be Stopped.’
Today, Corey spoke in a new interview with a podcast ‘Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown,’ and explained how he decided to make a solo album even everything was OK and well with Slipknot and Stone Sour.
“Basically, it’s me writing all the songs, with the exception of one – I wrote everything on the album, with the exception of one, and that was a co-write with Tooch. It’s also me handpicking the band based on talent and lack of drama.
I’ve been doing the heavy lifting for both bands for a very long time, and it really got to the point where I was just, like, ‘You know what? If I’m gonna do this, I wanna do it right. I’m gonna do it my way, and I’m gonna do it in a way that I can enjoy every second.’
That really is where it comes down to. If I was gonna do a solo album, it was really gonna be me. It’s not me putting my name on something that somebody else wrote. This is gonna be me and what I wanna do.”
“Was it the success of Slipknot and Stone Sour that afforded you the opportunity to pursue a solo project?”
“Oh, absolutely. That’s why I didn’t do it for 20 years. For me, it was more about really getting everything out of my career with both bands before I even considered doing something like this.
For me, this is a way of sharing stuff with the fanbase that I’ve spent 20 years building. And really maybe even filling in a piece of the musical puzzle.
‘Cause people, when I tell them the stuff that I listen to, they can’t wrap their head around it because of the two bands that I’m a part of, and yet when they hear this album and they hear the things that I’ve written, it will all of a sudden make sense.”