Corey Taylor, the iconic frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, has talked about how he manages his time split between the various projects related to both his bands and his solo career while admitting he was about to lose his mind a couple of different times.
During the recent conversation he made with Trivium‘s Matt Heafy, one of the most productive names of this year in the community, Corey Taylor has explained how he channels his focus in the midst of everything going on at the same time.
As you know, Taylor has announced that he’ll release his solo album on October 2, 2020, via Roadrunner Records. The first two singles, ‘CMFT Must Be Stopped’ and ‘Black Eyes Blue’ were released on July 29, 2020. Lastly, the song called, ‘HWY 666’ came out on September 2, 2020.
Prioritizing his solo works instead of his plans with the bands right now, Corey Taylor said whatever project he’s working on at the time, that’s his focus. He stated that if you stretch yourself out too thin, you will lose your mind while admitting he found himself in that situation more than once.
He said that the most crucial thing is to prioritize when you have kids, a wife, and a home life. Also, he remarked the need to give yourself a minute to just do nothing. Taylor said that he let himself recharge by reading, watching movies, and playing the piano.
Here’s what Corey Taylor said when asked how he divides his time:
“It really kind of comes down to prioritizing. Whatever project I’m working on at the time, that’s my focus. You can dabble in the other stuff and try to do stuff on your downtime as much as possible, but if you stretch yourself out too thin, you will lose your mind, and I found myself in that situation a couple of different times.
It will trip you out. It exhausts you, and it sucks you out of your real life as well. When you’ve got kids, when you’ve got a wife, when you’ve got a home life, you have to prioritize. You have to make sure that, ‘This is this time. This is that time. This is that.’ So, that’s really it.”
“And you also have to give yourself a minute to just do nothing. If you don’t, you’re gonna freak out. Luckily, I’m a voracious reader, so I read a lot. I watch movies. I play piano. I chill.
So you have to give your brain some recess, or you will tax yourself out and find yourself going, ‘Why can’t I think of anything?’ Just because you’re tapped out, man. You’ve gotta let yourself recharge.”
You can check out the rest of the interview below.