Corey Taylor Says Lyrics For New SLIPKNOT Album Are "The Best [He's] Ever Written"
We won't be getting new Slipknot music for at the very least another year, but the wheels are in motion.
A quick recap: M. Shaun "Clown" Crahan has said he and Jim Root are actively working on Slipknot songs and sending them to Corey Taylor via email. In past interviews, Clown noted there are 27 new song ideas floating and as of the the last November, Clown claimed the band have seven or eight songs completed. Surely, the band is much further along now. Now, Taylor is saying he's written some of his best lyrics yet.
Speaking to Full Metal Jackie, Taylor is very happy with how the lyrics are coming out:
Well, it's been a heavy couple of years for me personally. So I'm working out some things, personally for myself, which has been great. I've been able to grab ahold of some of the depression that I've been fighting and formulate the way that I want to describe it. So some of these lyrics are, to me, some of the best I've ever written. It's probably the most I've shared in years.
Hearing some of the guys in Slipknot read and react to some of the lyrics that I've been writing has been fantastic. I know Clown was like, just blown away by how open and raw it all felt. It felt like the old days. It felt like the beginning when it was just – we were the wound and the fans were the scabs. Trying to get it to heal and we were all trying to heal together. That's what this kind of feels like.
It's been great watching the process and getting involved with the process, finally. Hearing the music that Clown and Jim and Jay and Alex and everybody else in the band has been really working on, and being able to listen to it with fresh ears and come at it from different standpoints has been really fulfilling. It's been really, really good.
The funny thing is he hit me up when they were going to audition Simon. He's like, I don’t know what's gonna happen. I was like, well I can tell you exactly what's going to happen. It's gonna be crazy and that's exactly what happened.
They rehearsed over at Clown's house and I went over to pick Grif up and me and Clown are standing basically in the room in his house where we wrote Iowa, the album, and we're watching them in another room, play songs that we had written after Iowa. It was like, this weird coming full circle and then him and I sharing a parental sense of pride, watching our kids do something that we loved and that they loved, and hopefully, we've passed down to them. It's been pretty rad.
Slipknot have previously said they hope to enter the studio by the end of the year.