In an interview with The Electric Theater, Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor talked about his upcoming solo album, ‘CMFT,’ and revealed why he chose to produce his own solo project instead of sharing his music with Slipknot and Stone Sour.
As you might recall, the talented frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor, has been working on his solo album for a while now. Taylor previously announced that his highly-anticipated album, ‘CMFt,’ would be released on October 2, 2020.
On July 29, 2020, Corey Taylor released the first two singles from his upcoming album, ‘CMFT Must Be Stopped’ and ‘Black Eyes Blue.’ Taylor’s wife and the founder of Cherry Bombs, Alicia Taylor, also revealed that she and her dance group performed in the video clip of her husband’s new single ‘CMFT Must Be Stopped.’
Recently, Corey Taylor joined a conversation for The Electric Theater Youtube channel hosted by his bandmate Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan. During the interview, Corey shared the details of his solo album and revealed why he preferred to create a project of his own instead of using the material with Stone Sour or Slipknot.
Here’s what Corey Taylor stated about the reason why he waited until now to produce a solo album:
“This is something that I could have done years ago – I could have done it at any other point, but at the time, it didn’t make sense to do something like that, honestly, because I had Slipknot, I had Stone Sour – for whatever it was worth.
You know me – the only time I really like to put a focus on myself sometimes is when it’s part of the collective; when it’s working on something as a group and working on something as a band and working on something that we’re gonna be able to hoist up and show to the world.
For me, I was absolutely content with bouncing back and forth between Slipknot and Stone Sour, but for the last few years, I’ve recognized something in myself that really was just getting more and more important for me to show and share.”
Furthermore, Taylor talked about the music he created which apparently was not a good fit for either Slipknot or Stone Sour:
“And that was a certain type of music, that kind of all-out rock ‘n’ roll kind of positive… I don’t even wanna say positive ’cause it’s not the right word. There’s no real word for what I’m trying to say, so I’ll just describe it: this major-chord, big-chorus kind of party vibe, for lack of a better term.
I felt like I didn’t have that in my life. It was a reflection of the music that I’ve been into for many years. It was a reflection of the music that I usually like to do in the cover shows that I do here and there. It was a reflection of the songs that I had been writing over the years that didn’t fit with either Slipknot or Stone Sour.
It was weird – it was like I was trying to fill in an empty space in that artistic spot in my heart, and I knew that, obviously, there was no way it was gonna fit with Slipknot because it’s just such a different entity.
We play in different realms, and our world is huge, but these songs just don’t fit – it’s not the same kind of artistic flavor. I may have been able to do it with Stone Sour, but Stone Sour is so different than what it used to be that I had to just kind of create this third thing that, for lack of a better term, had to be a solo thing.”
Click here to read the entire interview with Corey Taylor.