Frontman Corey Taylor of Stone Sour and Slipknot has declared that his upcoming solo record, “CMF2,” will be “the best rock album of this year, and the next.”
In October 2020, Corey Taylor released his debut solo album, “CMFT,” to enthusiastic reviews; the record peaked at Number 11 on the UK album chart.
In addition to his efforts with Stone Sour and Slipknot, Corey Taylor has had a successful solo career. In the coming months of 2023, the singer plans to issue “CMF2,” his second solo album. Taylor recently discussed the details of his new record and the influence of Guns N’ Roses with NME.
In a new interview, he provided more information about the album and disclosed that it drew inspiration from a variety of musical eras, including punk rock from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. So his new album has a little bit of everything. He nevertheless made an effort to make it new. He described how the tune “Sorry Me” has an old-school rock feel.
Fans will enjoy the album’s blend of various styles, which brings together songs from his complete discography. Jay Ruston, who also played in the band, directed it, and it took six weeks to complete. Compared to his previous album, CMFT, the album is edgier and heavier, with undertones of Slipknot, Stone Sour, and his acoustic performances. Out of the 26 songs that were recorded, only 13 are included on the CD; the remaining songs will likely be released as b-sides. “Beyond,” the album’s lead song, is slated for release in May.
Additionally, he stated that the song “Talk-Sick” was influenced by Guns N’ Roses due to its straightforward hard rock sound. Taylor claimed that everything on his brand-new solo album was inspired by the music he listened to as a child. It makes this album special for him because he can connect to all of them in some way.
On his new album, ‘CMF2’ he commented,
“There’s also ’90s grunge, ’70s punk, and the hard-hitting sh*t that I helped create in the late ’90s and early 2000s. It’s a bit of everything, but it was important for us to make it feel fresh. There’s a dark, solemn acoustic song called ‘Sorry Me’ that’s got a very old school vibe to it, ‘Talk-Sick’ still has the ’80s feel to it, but it’s more of a Guns N’ Roses vibe, which was always the stuff that made you want to run through walls and the first single ‘Beyond’ is going to blow people the f*ck away.
This album is definitely more of a punch in the face. The stuff that largely inspires me comes from the stuff I grew up listening to; street hip-hop, punk, metal, and all the sh*t that feels like it came from someplace that I can relate to and identify with.”
Although Taylor hasn’t yet formally announced a specific release date, “CMF2” is anticipated to reach stores in 2023. While this is going on, Slipknot is getting ready for a hectic summer tour and festival schedule, which includes a June headlining slot at Download 2023 alongside Metallica and Bring Me The Horizon.