GRAMMY® Award-winning, multi-platinum singer-songwriter, actor, and New York Times best-selling author, COREY TAYLOR (Slipknot, Stone Sour) reveals the details of his new solo studio album, CMF2, including the release of brand new single, ‘Beyond,’ which arrives today (16th May) via new record label home, Decibel Cooper/BMG.
The accompanying official video was shot out in California’s Mojave Desert. Captured through the lens of director Dale ‘Rage’ Resteghini (Hatebreed, Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium), the video finds Taylor roaming the terrain as a post-apocalyptic Uncle Sam character, summoning different versions of himself from across the years and leading them back to a dark carnival where his solo band perform for a gathering of fans in the round, alongside the performance art collective, Cherry Bombs.
Taylor told Rolling Stone magazine; “This whole video is a metaphor. It’s a representation of where we are right now as a nation, as a country, as a people. The fact that no one accepts that Americans look different, talk different, speak different, love different, is completely fucking ludicrous. So this video is a journey of where America is right now going to where America is right now, because like it or not, this is America, man.”
Watch the video for ‘Beyond’ below.
The song ‘Beyond’ harks back to 2006 in some shape or form. Taylor knew the song was special, but never found the time to bring the tune to its full potential.
“I originally wrote it as an aggressive romantic song, but I’m also looking at it now as a kind of ‘come together’ song. Bringing the masses together, and letting them know that I want my music to take them beyond what they may think about me. Maybe they’ve had a misconception about me. It’s not exactly a calling card, more like throwing the bat signal up and being ‘alright, let’s turn everything on its head.’ It’s almost a dual threat, because now I look at it from two standpoints.”
CMF2 follows up Taylor’s 2020 solo debut CMFT, which featured the #1 Billboard mainstream rock single, ‘Black Eyes Blue’ and streaming favourite, ‘CMFT Must Be Stopped’ (feat. Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie).
“My first solo album was kind of where I was coming from. This album is more where we’re going.”
‘CMF2’ – where Taylor sings and plays lead and rhythm guitar, piano, and mandolin – packs the energy, experimentation, and forthrightness that’s defined a career which has seen him sell more than 12 million albums with his Grammy-winning band Slipknot and several million more with chart-toppers, Stone Sour.
‘CMF2’ is Taylor’s first album for BMG and the first on his own label imprint, Decibel Cooper Recordings.
Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther, Amon Amarth), who produced Stone Sour’s 2017 ‘Hydrograd’ LP as well as ‘CMFT’, returns for Taylor’s second full-length. Taylor says of his studio collaborator:
“Together we have great ideas, great energy, and are quick to try everything. We’re not afraid to tell each other if it’s a good idea, or also a bad one; we have that kind of trust.”
CMF2 Album Tracklist:
- The Box
- Post Traumatic Blues
- Talk Sick
- Breath Of Fresh Smoke
- We Are The Rest
- Sorry Me
- Someday I’ll Change Your Mind
- All I Want Is Hate
- Dead Flies
Artist VIP pre-sale tickets and packages go on-sale starting Tuesday, May 16 at 12pm EST. Password: CMF2
General on-sale is Friday, May 19 starting at 10am local time.
For tour and ticket information, visit: https://www.coreytaylor.com/
The CMFT band is:
Corey Taylor (vocals/guitar)
Zach Throne (rhythm/lead guitars)
Dustin Robert (drums)
Christian Martucci (rhythm/lead guitar
“Beyond” is OUT NOW: https://coreytaylor.lnk.to/BeyondYT
‘CMF2’ is out 9/15 – Pre-Order/Pre-Save NOW: https://coreytaylor.lnk.to/CMF2ID