Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor told Loudwire in a new interview that the lyrics he’s writing for the next Slipknot LP are perhaps his most personal yet.
“It’s been a heavy couple of years for me personally. So I’m working out some things, personally for myself, which has been great. I’ve been able to grab hold of some of the depression that I’ve been fighting and formulate the way that I want to describe it. So some of these lyrics are, to me, some of the best I’ve ever written. It’s probably the most I’ve shared in years.”
Taylor added that the reaction from the other members of Slipknot to the lyrics has been “fantastic,” saying, “I know Clown was like, just blown away by how open and raw it all felt. It felt like the old days.”
Even though he’s been on the road with Stone Sour, Taylor said that “it’s been great watching the process and getting involved with the process” of writing new Slipknot songs, continuing, “Hearing the music that . . . everybody else in the band has been really working on, and being able to listen to it with fresh ears and come at it from different standpoints has been really fulfilling.”
The new Slipknot album is tentatively due out in 2019 and will follow up 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter.