Corey Taylor: ”Tulevan Slipknot-albumin sanoitukset ovat minulle hyvin henkilökohtaisia.”

Vokalisti Corey Taylor kertoi Music Weekin haastattelussa Slipknotin tulevan albumin sanoituksellisesta maailmasta, joka on tällä kerralla ollut hyvin henkilökohtainen. Taylor kertoi käyneensä viime vuosina varsin syvissä vesissä masennuksesta ja vihan tuntemuksista kärsien. Aiheet uudelle levylle syntyivät juuri näistä kokemuksista:

”I can’t go into it too much because it deals with a lot of my personal life, but the last few years have been really tough for me. With the exception of my kids and my bands, it’s been a dark time for me. I didn’t relapse or anything, but it was just the depression that I was dealing with and the anger that I was dealing with that was consuming me. I had to get myself out of that situation, and now the lyrics I’m writing for the Slipknot album are all about that period of time, basically the last five years of my life just trying to get my head around everything, and moving towards the happiness I remember.”

Lisäksi Taylor kertoi haastattelussa olevansa varsin avarakatseinen lyriikoita tehdessään, ja hän kirjoittaakin paljon myös muihin musiikillisiin genreihin sopivia tekstejä:

”My mind is so fucking all over the place, it’s not even funny half the time. For me, the quest has always been the perfect lyric, that perfect turn of phrase, that perfect set of stanzas to sit there and read over and over and be so delighted and tickled that you wrote them and so proud. You know, I’ve come close a handful of times, but I don’t think I’ve written the perfect thing yet, but that’s why I keep going for it, I keep chasing that. That’s one of the reasons why I also try to write in so many different genres. I never pigeonhole myself into just rock and metal. I’ve branched out, I’ve done stuff here and there with other bands and genres, to put my ego in the backseat and sing other people’s lyrics and try to find meaning for myself in those lyrics.”

Corey Taylor kertoi aiemmin antamassaan haastattelussa (Zane Lowe’s World Record) myös tulevan studioalbumin ”All Out Life” –ensisinglen sanoituksellisesta inspiraatiosta näin:

”Everybody talks about toxic masculinity and toxic fandom these days. For me, it’s more about this toxic idea that unless something came out 10 minutes ago, it’s not any good, and that bothers me. It’s, like, I love new music, but at the same time, don’t turn your back on the music that’s been. Don’t turn your back on the people that worked to make a platform for you to have a platform in the first place, so for me, it’s really about … It’s a rallying cry for everyone. It’s about all of us getting together and saying, ’You know what? Let’s not talk about old. Let’s not talk about new. Let’s talk about what is. Let’s talk about what’s good, what’s real, and get behind that and start embracing things that matter because there’s history there and not just because it’s the next best thing.'”

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