Speaking to Kerrang! last month about the track, Corey enthused: “Yen is probably one of my favourite songs that we’ve ever done. And it’s such a great, cool departure for us, because there are obviously very Slipknot elements to it, but then some of the music is us kind of touching our inner Tom Waits in weird ways, you know? It’s really, really cool. But then there’s almost like a Type O [Negative] approach to it. I think people are really, really going to fucking dig it when they hear it.”
Discussing Yen as well as a previously teased ‘blues’ song on the record, he continued, “Those two songs are my very, very favourites, because they’re departures but you can still feel that it’s us. Because we’ve gotten to a certain point in our career, and we’re still doing stuff like that, it’s really brought out this weird joy for us. Listening back to this album has been so fucking gratifying. And I just I hope people dig it as much as we do.”
The End, So Far is due out on September 30 via Roadrunner.
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