Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman, Corey Taylor has shared his third single, “HWY 666” from his upcoming solo record, CMFT due out October 2nd via Roadrunner Records. Taylor recently spoke with Kerrang! about how enjoyable writing and recording his solo effort was:
“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 was also on KaaosTV and spoke about not wanting to make music with people who are miserable and when asked if he was referring to Slipknot, he clarified:
“It was so enjoyable and so positive that it really kind of set the tone for me as like, ‘You know what? This is the only way I want to make music from now on. I don’t want to waste my time with people who are fucking miserable anymore. I want to make music with people who are as stoked as I am about what we get to do for our lives, and yeah, that really pulled great energy out of it.’
“Yeah, I mean, you would think that that would lend itself sometimes, but some people just can’t get out of their own way when it comes to just being unhappy.
“It’s like, ‘Fuck man, what do you have to be unhappy about? We’re living our dream, it’s been over 20 years now, and we still get to do this,’ you know?
“I don’t get it. In a lot of ways, it shows me that certain people’s choices in life can really dictate how they become in life, whereas I still make music for the same reason that I wanted to make music when I was a kid – because I fucking love it.
“And you know, it’s just one of those cases where sometimes you just grow apart, people just change, and you wake up one day and somebody you’ve known for 20 years you have very little in common with. It’s not to say that you don’t still make good music together, but it’s different.”
Pre-order CMFT here and watch the “HWY 666” lyric video below!