Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has been busy promoting his upcoming debut solo album, CMFT, bringing it to countries all over the world.
Recently, a fan posted a video of Taylor performing an acoustic version of his single “Black Eyes Blue” on a Japanese television show.
CMFT is slated for release on October 2 on Roadrunner Records. Taylor has so far released two singles from the album; “Black Eyes Blue,” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped” featuring Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie.
Said Taylor about the album to Kerrang! Magazine:
“I love what I’ve done in the past, I love the projects that I’ve been attached to, but this, honestly, was probably the most enjoyable album that I’ve done since the first Slipknot album. There was such a sense of, ‘We’re doing it together.’ I hadn’t felt anything like that for a really long time, man. People grow apart, relationships become fractious… people stop liking each other sometimes, in certain bands, you know? But with this, it was totally different, because we were all friends before that. We just happened to all play together, and then we formed a band around that friendship, and it all really galvanized it. This has definitely made me appreciate making music again, let’s put it that way.”
Taylor originally planned to record and release CMFT in 2021. However, the COVID-19 pandemic ended his 2020 touring plans, freeing up time to work on the album this year.
“It’s just as important now, maybe even more important now for me to make sure that I’m entertaining people and giving people that bliss that they need, because sometimes all we have in life is music,” Taylor told Loudwire about the importance of providing listeners with music during the pandemic in a recent interview. “All I’ve ever really had is being able to share that with people and maybe make a difference in their life. That’s got to be the biggest thing.”
Joining Taylor on the album are guitarists Zach Throne and Stone Sour bandmate Christian Martucci, bassist Jason Christopher and drummer Dustin Schoenhofer. Produced by Jay Ruston, it was recorded at Kevin Churko’s The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, NV.
‘CMFT’ is available for pre-order now.