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Corey Taylor’s Debut Solo Album Features A Song He Wrote In High School

Corey Taylor discusses the making of his debut solo album – which he says has been a long, long, long time coming”.

Having recently revealed that he has finished his debut solo album, Corey Taylor has begun giving hints as to what fans can expect from the highly-anticipated record – something that the musician says has been a long, long, long time coming”.

Speaking on Sirius XM’s Trunk Nation, the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman elaborated on the 25 songs that were secretly recorded during his recent studio session, explaining that there’s actually quite a long timeframe for some of this material.

A lot of this stuff is as new as I’ve written it in the last year or so, and some of the stuff is as old as… I mean, the first song on the album is a song that I’ve been working on since I was in high school,” Corey reveals (via Blabbermouth).

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It’s a long, long, long time coming, and really maybe it was one of those things where it took years of working and honing my craft to have, I guess, the confidence to be able to complete that song. So, yeah, this is a long, long time of waiting and piecing it together, and it feels awesome.” 

Detailing his selection process and why he chose to use these tracks for a solo project, rather than his other bands, Corey said, I’m always writing. And it’s kind of all over the page sometimes. Sometimes it’s a risky move with both bands that I’m willing to take, and then there’s some times where it’s just, like, You know what? I don’t even know where this fits. This has got like a Sweet/Slade vibe that doesn’t really fit with either band.’ 

I tried giving them to other bands, and some bands, it just didn’t fit their vibe, and other bands, they’re a little more just not into outside material. So I just have a surplus of songs, and it was just, like, Alright, I guess I’m just gonna use it.”

Late last year (before coronavirus and tour cancellations/postponements, obviously…), Corey told Kerrang! of his solo venture: “…I’m also starting to get material together for a solo album that I’m going to record in 2021. I’ve got about 26 songs written for it. It’s going to be the best 90s album ever. That’s the only way I can really describe it. Some of it is a reflection of being sick and tired of this nutless rock’n’roll I’ve seen lately that is real soft. I like my rock’n’roll to kick me in the fucking nuts. That’s just me though, I’m a fucking dick!”

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Posted on June 8th 2020, 10:39a.m.
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