Corey Taylor Begins Recording Second Solo Album, Shares Video Update

Slip knot and Sten angry frontman Corey Taylor has begun recording the follow-up to his 2020 debut LP, CMFT, according to bassist Eliot Lorango. If that wasn’t enough, Taylor gave some exciting details about the record via a recent video on social media.

Last Wednesday (January 18), Lorango took to Instagram to share a black and white photo of himself playing bass with the caption: “Day 1 in the studio with @coreytaylor and dudes. Sounds nice!” He followed it up with another in-studio photo (color) last night (Jan. 21), commenting, “8-string bass might make an appearance on this record. They are also super fun to tune.”

You can see these posts below:

Yesterday afternoon, Taylor herself hyped the record, also via a short but sweet social media clip (which you can check out below). In it, he says the following while driving to the studio:

I’m really, really excited. I mean, everything is bigger this time. Everything sounds better. Everything runs better. Everything runs hot. Instead of where I came from, this is where I’m going. Musically it is more difficult. It’s faster, but there’s still a lot of stuff from the first album. So there are elements of Slipknot. There are elements of Stone Sour. There are elements of “CMFT”. There are elements of the stuff I’ve been doing for years. Like, coverage wise or whatever.

All the things I’ve always wanted to do. We do. I just crank it up and it all sounds so damn good I can’t even describe to you how excited I am to start this. Today is the day. Today it is cursed. Lets go! I’m serious as a heart attack. No one is ready for what they are about to hear, but first we have to record it.

The excerpt ends with Taylor closing the door behind him, revealing a handwritten sign reading “CMF2” on the door.

Unsurprisingly, all three posts were met with encouraging comments from excited fans. Specifically, one of Lorango’s followers wrote: “Riff so hard you immediately sprouted a BEARD!!!” while one of Taylor’s followers stated: “I can’t wait to hear it, CMFT was a perfect Corey Taylor album in my eyes. People expecting a solo slipknot or rock-hard type of album were crazy. Got CMFT day one on vinyl, I’ll definitely get 2 too.”

Back in August 2022, Taylor spoke Eddie Trunk – on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation – about the upcoming album (which will again be co-produced by Jay Ruston). As transcribed by BlabbermouthTaylor explained:

It is about 15 songs. And it’s one of those cool things where some of it is older stuff that I’ve written over the years. There are actually a few songs that some of the fans know because I debuted them live when I did JBKB [Corey Taylor & the Junk Beer Kidnap Band] thing. So there’s a song likeBesides“and a song like”Breath of fresh smoke” — both of these songs are being recorded and released. . . But then a lot of newer stuff.

And there is definitely a darker edge to it. It’s still very melodic, but I’ve definitely started to bring together the things I’m known for. And it’s less of a tribute to the stuff I grew up with and more of what people are used to hearing from me – but still a solo album. So there is still good rock and roll on it. There’s some heavier stuff, but there’s some really good slower stuff. It will be really cool.

In the same interview, Taylor promised to “throw together a really rad, ‘rock is back’ kind of thing for the solo thing.” He added:[I’ll] start bringing out some of the younger ones – maybe not even some of the younger rock bands, but just some of the bands that don’t get the chance or just don’t get the exposure that pop bands and hip hop bands or people like me can afford, there’s a kind of grandfather in it.”

Like Loudwire previously reportedSlipknot can finally release their unreleased record, Look out your window, also this year. Thus, 2023 is shaping up to be quite an active and fulfilling time for Taylor.

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