The Slipknot singer’s new solo album is on the way
Corey Taylor is back with a brand new song “Beyond.” The track is from his forthcoming solo album CMFT2. Stream the official music video below now.
“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 explains. “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.”
The clip was shot at a remote location within California’s Mojave Desert. Captured through the lens of director Dale “Rage” Resteghini (Hatebreed, Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium), the video finds Taylor trudging around the desert as a musing Uncle Sam intermingling with members of the band and the Cherry Bombs – all the while being surrounded by different versions of himself from through the years – before culminating as a live performance for a mass of fans in the round.
Taylor’s sophomore solo effort CMF2 arrives on September 15 via BMG. It follows up Taylor’s 2020 solo debut CMFT, which featured the No. 1 Billboard mainstream rock single “Black Eyes Blue” and streaming sensation “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (feat. Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie). The album hit No. 6 on Billboard’s US Top Rock Albums charts.
My first solo album was kind of where I was coming from. This album is more where we’re going,” Taylor adds.
Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther, Amon Amarth), who produced Stone Sour’s 2017 Hydrograd LP as well as CMFT, returns for Taylor’s second full-length.
“Together we have great ideas, great energy, and are quick to try everything,” Taylor says of his studio collaborator. “We’re not afraid to tell each other if it’s a good idea, or also a bad one; we have that kind of trust.”
On CMF2, Taylor sings and plays lead and rhythm guitar, piano, and mandolin.
Additionally, Taylor is returning to the road this summer for a full headlining tour. TRhe 28-city trek kicks off on August 25 at Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. The run will make stops in Detroit, Orlando, Dallas and more before the final performance in Los Angeles at The Wiltern on October 5.
Tickets will be available starting with Citi presales beginning Tuesday, May 16. Artist VIP pre-sale tickets and packages go on-sale starting Tuesday, May 16 at 12pm EST. Password: CMF2. Additional pre-sales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale beginning Friday, May 19 at 10am local time at CoreyTaylor.com.
Corey Taylor – CMF2 [BMG, 2023]
- The Box
- Post Traumatic Blues
- Talk Sick
- Breath Of Fresh Smoke
- We Are The Rest
- Sorry Me
- Someday I’ll Change Your Mind
- All I Want Is Hate
- Dead Flies
8/25 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium *
8/27 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater *
8/28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore *
8/30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club – Eagles Ballroom *
8/31 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
9/2 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory *
9/3 – Pryor, OK – Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma) ***
9/5 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit *
9/7 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
9/9 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center *
9/10 – Alton, VA – Virginia International Raceway (Blue Ridge Rock Festival) ***
9/12 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater *
9/13 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
9/15 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale **
9/16 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount **
9/18 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues **
9/19 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues **
9/21 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall **
9/22 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky Exposition Center (Louder Than Life) ***
9/24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues **
9/25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues **
9/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Revel **
9/28 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre **
9/29 – Henderson, NV – The Dollar Loan Center ***
10/1 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues **
10/3 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium **
10/5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern **
10/7 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park (Aftershock Festival) ***
* w/ Wargasm & Oxymorrons
** w/ Wargasm & Luna Aura
*** Festival / Radio show