Corey Taylor has explained why there’s “no way” his new solo music would fit with Slipknot’s style, in a conversation with bandmate Clown.
His two solo singles ‘CMFT Must Be Stopped’ and ‘Black Eyes Blue’ both have a completely different feel to anything the musician has made before.
In a fascinating chat with Slipknot bandmate Clown, Taylor has explained why the material that makes up CMFT is “such a different entity” to that of the iconic masked metal men.
Speaking on Clown’s recently launched The Electric Theater podcast, Taylor explained why he didn’t just give the solo material to Slipknot or his other band Stone Sour. For a long time, he was “absolutely content with bouncing back and forth” between them. More recently, though, he had started to feel the need to explore a different creative path.
“It was weird – it was like I was trying to fill in an empty space in that artistic spot in my heart, and I knew that, obviously, there was no way it was gonna fit with Slipknot because it’s just such a different entity,” he says.
Corey added that it didn’t make sense to start a third banner under which to release this CMFT material. Instead he just accepted that the focus would have to be on him this time around, and that’s why this music solely takes his name.
“There’s no reason for me to start another band,” he says. “At this point, it’s gonna be the Corey Taylor show regardless, so I might as well just kind of take the helm and embrace it. It was really as simple as that.
It really wasn’t because I necessarily needed to be out front more ’cause I’m out front anyway – with both bands. I’ve got that more. I’ve done the work, just as much as anybody else, and I was fine with it.
“So it really kind of came down to the definition of what the project needed to be, honestly, for it to be taken seriously. And it came down to just me embracing the fact that it was gonna be a solo project.”