Corey Taylor recently sat down for an interview with Loudwire, where he gave another update on new Slipknot music. Asked to elaborate on his mental state heading into the 5: The Gray Chapter follow-up — expected out next year — the frontman declared his lyrics to be "some of the best I've ever written."
"I've been able to grab ahold of some of the depression that I've been fighting, and formulate the way that I want to describe it," said Taylor. "So some of these lyrics are, to me, some of the best I've ever written. It's probably the most I've shared in years."
He continued, "Hearing some of the guys in Slipknot read and react to some of the lyrics that I've been writing has been fantastic. I know Clown was, like, just blown away by how open and raw it all felt. It felt like the old days ... it felt like the beginning when it was just ... we were the wound and the fans were the scabs, trying to get it to heal, and we were all trying to heal together. That's what this kind of feels like."
Back in March, Taylor posted an Instagram photo showing some of the lyrics he's come up with thus far: "Tomorrow," "Hey, Hey," "Oh no," "Let's hear it" and "fist," among others. Needless to say, he's keeping most of the new material close to his vest for now.
Taylor hinted at a personal lyrical approach in an interview with Musik Universe earlier this year. "It's probably the most autobiographical I've been in years, just for the fact that I've been through a lot the last few years, and I've been sitting on a lot," the singer explained. "So I'm writing from the standpoint of where I am now instead of where I was, which is so easy to tap into sometimes, and it's so easy to just kind of go there almost on impulse. But now, I'm writing it from the standpoint of a man who's been through a lot — not just a young man, but an older man — and trying to figure things out."