GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and New York Times best-selling author, Corey Taylor has announced that his hotly anticipated debut solo album, CMFT, arrives on 2nd October via Roadrunner Records. Today, the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman has shared the album’s first two singles: “Black Eyes Blue” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (featuring Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie) which are available now on all streaming platforms. Album pre-orders are also available from your platform of choice, with a limited run of signed physical formats available at retail stores (Amazon, HMV, etc) and limited edition vinyl and merch bundles available at his official site. A UK exclusive white vinyl version is available from selected UK indie stores and HMV.com.
Each song illustrates the broad musical spectrum showcased on this fiery, fearless rock and roll opus, as Taylor nods to lifelong influences ranging from hard rock to punk rock and classic rock to hip-hop. On “Black Eyes Blue”, Taylor’s vocals blaze with nostalgia, while on “CMFT Must Be Stopped” his rhymes recall his work on Slipknot’s classic debut and run alongside bulletproof bars from multi-platinum artist Tech N9ne and UK MC Kid Bookie. The track is accompanied by a DJay Brawner directed music video, which sees Taylor taking the CMFT championship belt, while friends such as Marilyn Manson, Lars Ulrich, Rob Halford, Chris Jericho, ZillaKami and more make cameo appearances which you can see below.
CMFT has been a long time coming for Taylor, with newly written tracks alongside some dating back to his teens. Recorded at Hideout Studio in Las Vegas, with producer Jay Ruston and his band — Christian Martucci (guitar), Zach Throne (guitar), Jason Christopher (bass), and Dustin Robert (drums) — the album traces a wild and exhilarating roadmap through Taylor’s musical psyche. “HWY 666” kicks off the album barrelling ahead with a devilish twang, while “Silverfish” peels back the layers of Taylor’s songwriting as acoustic guitars build to a highwire balance of hooks and heft. An ominous bass line gives way to pummeling wah-ed out guitars on “Culture Head” and the moving piano-driven “Home” offers a raw glimpse at Taylor’s immense vocal range.