In a recent interview with American Songwriter, Corey Taylor discussed the process of writing the songs. Taylor said he did not create the song “Post Traumatic Blues” from his most recent album “CMF2” as a Slipknot song, providing samples of his previous lyrics. I have described it as though Pennywise (from Stephen King’s “IT”) attempted to pen a song similar to one by Guns N’ Roses. I will never be able to hit the notes that Axl Rose does, but it does have a certain hard rock, punk rock, and gutter-trash vibe to it. Corey Taylor then discussed the unfavorable outcomes he had while creating music. He made a number of complaints after claiming that he performs his music by rescuing it from fear and mediocrity: “I would rather not have regrets than be paralyzed by dread. Many performers I see have enormous platforms and followings, yet their music sounds like a fucking dial tone. The same 27 individuals are using the same fucking shit in the same fucking shit studio. To be really honest, I’m a fucking asshole. Nonetheless, he claimed that he moved forward without considering unfavorable remarks and that regret and fear stifled originality. He continued, saying: Furthermore, I’m far too critical to be left on my own when it comes to my beliefs and other things. But fear is the biggest deterrent to innovation.
are frequently asked, “Do you worry about reactions and risk?” and I ask, “How the hell would you ever be concerned about risk?” It doesn’t always work, but when it does, it’s incredible, I swear. On September 15, the day his solo album “CMF2” was released, Coray Taylor spoke with Rock Sound about the process of creating the lyrics for the record. Furthermore, Taylor continues this discussion by citing David Bowie as examples and discussing how he changes into different personas when creating music: It’s interesting because every time I sing a song by someone else, I always strive to sound like them. I nearly always get into Bowie’s atmosphere when I’m singing one of his songs, you know. There’s a distinct timbre to my voice, though I’m not sure if I actually adopt a different persona in the song. There’s no denying that it varies. If you listen to “Midnight” and the somber message I’m attempting to get across, particularly in the opening verse of that song, then contrast that with the happiness I get from “Someday I’ll Change Your Mind.” That music has a natural quality to it—almost like a lightness. “All I Want Is Hate” is the very next song, and it’s simply such a different kind of screamer.
It might be a new character, but it could just be different facets of who I am. Before the release of his solo album, CMF2, in August, Corey Taylor made a statement on Loudwire. Taylor discussed his love of punk music and The Clash’s impact, stating that he had a ska punk project but was unable to make it work: “Obviously, The Clash was the first, as they explored a wide range of genres to the point where they truly amazed me.” As the discussion went on, he praised The Clash even more, citing Prince as an example, and said: They transitioned from standard three- and four-chord punk to two-tone ska before dipping into hip-hop and jungle. They simply had so many varied feelings while they played. They simply gave me a ton of musical inspiration. They truly were the band that had no bounds, performing alongside musicians like Prince. Those are the artists who motivated me to pursue art. On September 15, Corey Taylor published his solo project, “CMF2,” which consists of 13 tracks. The follow-up album to 2020’s “CMFT” is called this one. To date, Corey Taylor has put out fifteen studio albums. Two of them are his solo albums with the CMFT series, six are with his other group endeavor, Stone Sour, and seven are with his band Slipknot.