Corey Taylor – CMFT (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 47:41 minutes | 618 MB | Genre: Rock
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Grammy® Award-winning singer / songwriter, actor, and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Corey Taylor will release his widely anticipated debut solo album, CMFT.
The Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman shared the album’s first two singles: “Black Eyes Blue” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (feat. Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie) on announce. The songs illuminate the broad spectrum of this fiery and fearless rock ‘n’ roll opus, as Taylor touches on lifelong influences ranging from hard rock to classic rock, punk rock to hip-hop.
On “Black Eyes Blue” Taylor’s vocals soar with nostalgia, while on “CMFT Must Be Stopped” his rhymes recall his work on Slipknot’s debut record and run alongside bulletproof bars from multi-platinum artist Tech N9ne and UK MC Kid Bookie.
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.
“It was tricky, because everything was closed, and we had to be smart”, he says. “But I just told everybody to social distance and quarantine for two weeks, and make sure that they were all good and safe, healthy, everything. We avoided any of the trappings of COVID, and really tried to keep ourselves from being exposed to anything like that”.
And so, along with producer Jay Ruston, he and guitarists Christian Martucci and Zach Throne, bassist Jason Christopher, and drummer Dustin Robert, set up in Las Vegas’s Hideout Studio and got this thing down. Together they recorded a collection of newly written tracks and some other songs that date back as far as Taylor’s teens (because, let’s not forget, he hasn’t recorded a solo album before).
Staying on the subject of the pandemic, Taylor is also one of a number of frequently masked performers offering advice to mask-wearing shoppers in this inspired piece of journalism from Spin.
“The main thing is to find a mask that fits”, he says. “I know a lot of people complain about it, like, [it’s] hurting their ears and shit, but that’s because your mask is too small. Or your head’s too big. Whichever is the case, I’m not too sure. But think about it this way: you’re talking about a few moments of discomfort against the possibility of being dead. It sells itself”.
1. Corey Taylor – HWY 666
2. Corey Taylor – Black Eyes Blue
3. Corey Taylor – Samantha’s Gone
4. Corey Taylor – Meine Lux
5. Corey Taylor – Halfway Down
6. Corey Taylor – Silverfish
7. Corey Taylor – Kansas
8. Corey Taylor – Culture Head
9. Corey Taylor – Everybody Dies On My Birthday
10. Corey Taylor – The Maria Fire
11. Corey Taylor – Home
12. Corey Taylor – CMFT Must Be Stopped (feat. Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie)
13. Corey Taylor – European Tour Bus Bathroom Song