Korn frontman Jonathan Davis recently spoke to Interview Magazine and confessed that his struggle with anxiety negatively affected his contributions to Korn.

Throughout his life, Jonathan Davis struggled with things that were hard to swallow. When he was a child, a female friend of their family abused him sexually, and his family didn’t believe him. This incident led to the creation of the Korn song ‘Daddy.’

Before starting his music career, Davis worked at a mortuary for six years. At that time, the only thing he saw most of the time was dead bodies. This caused him to develop PTSD and go to therapy to overcome this negative experience.

During his career with Korn, Davis struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. He has been sober since 1998, but his battle with anxiety and depression increased after sobriety. The frontman now expresses his relentless struggle with mental illnesses through Korn’s music.

Speaking about their fourteenth album ‘Requiem’ with Interview Magazine, Jonathan Davis said his mental illnesses prevented him from entering the studio. He then added he was anxious about taking care of his kids and struggled during the pandemic. However, Davis gathered his strength and focused on making ‘Requiem’ better.

In the interview with Interview Magazine, Jonathan Davis said the following:

“The situation I was going through for a lot of my life didn’t give me the opportunity to actually be in the studio when I was supposed to be in the studio. I was always worried about taking care of my kids. I had all this crazy insanity going on. I’m going to take my time. We’re in a pandemic, and I don’t know when I’m going to tour again and again all the time in the world.

So, for ‘Requiem,’ I really got hardcore into good production. It’s all done on analog tape. I sat there with five microphones. And I didn’t double one vocal on the same microphone. And every track did 24, sometimes 30 vocal tracks. It was tedious, and it sucked. But the end product was amazing.”

Korn’s latest album ‘Requiem’ was released on February 4, 2022. According to Davis, he did the vocals on an analog tape and used five microphones for each of his vocal tracks. Although every track cost him around 30 vocal tracks, Davis seems pleased with the result.