“My first solo album was kind of where I was coming from. This album is more where we're going."
Corey Taylor has dropped the music video for Beyond, the new single from his upcoming solo album, CMF2, which he also revealed will be released on Friday, 15 September.
The freakshow-inspired clip for Beyond shows a community of people who would ordinarily be considered outliers find community around Taylor and his bandmates, Zach Throne (rhythm/lead guitars), Dustin Robert (drums), Christian Martucci (rhythm/lead guitars) and Eliot Lorango (bass). Check out the music video below.
Beyond definitely doesn’t sound like a Slipknot song, or even a Stone Sour song, for that matter. It’s a fresh solo outing from the Duality singer that finds him exploring the raw rasp in his voice and testing new melodic waters.
“I originally wrote it as an aggressive romantic song, but I'm also looking at it now as a kind of ‘come together’ song,” Taylor explained in a statement. “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 Taylor’s 2020 debut solo album, CMFT, which peaked at #8 in Australia. “My first solo album was kind of where I was coming from. This album is more where we're going,” Taylor added. And where is the heavy metal frontman going? Well, he’ll be taking on lead and rhythm guitar, piano, and mandolin duties.
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CMF2 is Taylor’s first album for BMG and the first on his own label imprint, Decibel Cooper Recordings. You can pre-order CMF2 here.
In a new interview with Audacy Check In’s Jason Bailey, Taylor blasted the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame when he was asked if he’d like to be inducted someday.
"Oh, Jesus. At this point, who gives a shit, really? To be honest… It's hard for me to say that they get it wrong because sometimes the people they induct 100% deserve it. But there's still so many groups that should go in before some of the ones that have,” he said. “And it really upsets me, dude. So at this point, it's, like, I don't even know if I'll even be considered for something like that, and I couldn't care less, to be honest.”
He continued, “To me, that's a high-five at the end of your career. I would rather have that later on. It's just something I don't really concern myself with. Would I be a stingy hog and want to be like the late, great David Crosby and be in there like four times? That would be great — if I could be in there for all three acts, that'd be killer. But I don't think I'm even gonna get in for one. So it's fine. I've got better things to do."