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Jonathan Davis Explains The Title Of Korn’s New Album, The Nothing

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis reveals the meaning behind new album title The Nothing

Last week, Korn announced their upcoming thirteenth studio album The Nothing would be released on September 13.

The Nothing is the follow-up to 2016’s The Serenity Of Suffering and is a sonic reaction to the darkness in frontman Jonathan Davis’ life over the past year.

But where did the album title The Nothing come from? Speaking exclusively to Kerrang!, Jonathan reveals what the title means to him and how it’s a manifestation of everything that has happened recently.

I was struggling with the thing that’s chasing me – that’s always fucking with me. I tried to give it a name and it just fit,” JD tells Kerrang!. I know it’s from The NeverEnding Story – The Nothing was coming to destroy the fairytale land with Atreyu. I love that movie, but it was somewhere in between. 

The Nothing’s not necessarily evil evil – it’s a mixture, and I’m all about balance. In my house I’ve got crosses of Jesus everywhere and [deity] Baphomets everywhere – I’m in the middle, I’m Switzerland. I always thought there are two things I know for sure in the universe – there’s a positive and a negative. I tend to be intrigued more by the dark side – I’ve collected a lot of dark things, seen some crazy shit – but when all that shit went down with Deven and my son, it seemed like the powers that be were keeping me from making the record. 

I sound crazy when I talk about it, but one thing after another would happen – my mics would break, stuff at the studio would break, things would happen at home… Whatever it was, it was keeping me from doing what I was doing. It’s always been the case with me.”

Well there you have it!

The Nothing

The Nothing tracklist

1. The End Begins
2. Cold
3. You’ll Never Find Me
4. The Darkness Is Revealing
5. Idiosyncrasy
6. The Seduction Of Indulgence
7. Finally Free
8. Can You Hear Me
9. The Ringmaster
10. Gravity Of Discomfort
11[email protected]3r
12. This Loss
13. Surrender To Failure 

Korn’s new album The Nothing is out September 13 via Roadrunner Records. Pre-order your copy now.

Jonathan recently joined us at Kerrang!‘s London HQ for a career-spanning interview. Watch it below.

Posted on July 3rd 2019, 5:45p.m.
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