Corey Taylor Purges His Demons With New Single Ahead Of Good Things

18 August 2023 | 11:36 am | Mary Varvaris
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Talk Sick is the third single from his new solo album, CMF2, to be released on Friday, 15 September.

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Corey Taylor has released a new rocking, grunge-inspired new single, Talk Sick, ahead of his appearance at Good Things Festival this December. It’s the third single from his new solo album, CMF2, to be released on Friday, 15 September.

The official video (or lyric video) features Taylor’s raspy singing voice, some wailing guitars, and two guitar solos. It’s a great rock song guaranteed to rile up Australian audiences this summer.

“There’s an element of spiritual regurgitation, trying to purge yourself of demons that have been clinging to you because of prior relationships, romantic or otherwise,” Taylor explained about the track’s lyrical content in a press release (per Consequence Of Sound).

“You realise those people bring a certain asshole side out of you that you don’t necessarily want in your life. It’s about trying to lance that boil and get that sickness out of you.”

He also discussed the addictive opening guitar riff, referencing an old Steve Albini trick that involved having the guitar played through “a speaker about the size of a coffee cup”. You can watch the Talk Sick video below.

Talk Sick follows two previously released singles, Post-Traumatic Blues and Beyond. On the former, Taylor found the sweet spot between the bands he sings and screams in, Slipknot and Stone Sour, nailing the latter’s melodic sensibilities beside some heaviness.

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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 said.

CMF2 is Taylor’s first album to be released through BMG and the first on his own label imprint, Decibel Cooper Recordings. You can pre-order CMF2 here.

Corey Taylor will perform at Good Things Festival alongside headliners Fall Out Boy, Limp Bizkit and Devo, with the latter appearing as part of their joint farewell and 50th anniversary tour.

Taylor will be joined by heavyweights like I Prevail, Bullet For My Valentine, Enter Shikari, PVRIS, Behemoth, Spiderbait, Slowly Slowly, Frenzal Rhomb, and many more.

Tickets go on sale at 10 am AEST next Thursday (24 August), with a presale running from next Tuesday (22 August) – head here to sign up for access, or bookmark this link for the general sale. Check out the full line-up, dates and venues below.


Fall Out Boy

Limp Bizkit

Devo (The Farewell Tour Celebrating 50 Years)

I Prevail | Bullet For My Valentine | Corey Taylor

Pennywise | Spiderbait | Slowly Slowly | Enter Shikari

Behemoth | Sepultura | Taking Back Sunday | PVRIS

In Alphabetical Order:

Bloom | Boom Crash Opera | Eskimo Joe | Frenzal Rhomb | Hanabie | Jebediah | Luca Brasi

Magnolia Park | Make Them Suffer | Ocean Sleeper | Royal & The Serpent | Short Stack

Slaughter To Prevail | Stand Atlantic | Tapestry | The Plot In You | While She Sleeps


Friday 1 December - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (LIC AA 15+)

Saturday 2 December - Centennial Park, Sydney (18+)

Sunday 3 December - Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (LIC AA 15+)