During an interview with SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation, Corey Taylor was asked how long the material for the solo album had been sitting around.
“I’m always writing,” he replied. “And it’s kind of all over the page sometimes. Sometimes it’s a risky move with both bands that I’m willing to take, and then there’s some times where it’s just, like, ‘You know what? I don’t even know where this fits. This has got like a sweet/slade vibe that doesn’t really fit with either band.’
“I tried giving them to other bands, and some bands, it just didn’t fit their vibe, and other bands, they’re a little more just not into outside material. So I just have a surplus of songs, and it was just, like, ‘All right, I guess I’m just gonna use it.’”
He continued by saying the first on the album was written when he was in high school.
“A lot of this stuff is as new as I’ve written it in the last year or so, and some of the stuff is as old as… I mean, the first song on the album is a song that I’ve been working on since I was in high school. It’s a long, long, long time coming, and really maybe it was one of those things where it took years of working and honing my craft to have, I guess, the confidence to be able to complete that song.
“So, yeah, this is a long, long time of waiting and piecing it together, and it feel awesome.”
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