GRAMMY® Award-winning singer / songwriter, actor, and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Corey Taylor has shared the official music video for his single “Black Eyes Blue.” The DJay Brawner directed music video arrives as Taylor rockets to #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Songwriters” chart following an unprecedented debut of his first ever solo material – “Black Eyes Blue” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped” [feat. Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie]. Furthermore, “Black Eyes Blue” is rapidly approaching the Top 10 at Active Rock Radio after surpassing previous first week chart positions from both Slipknot and Stone Sour.
Meanwhile, Taylor’s accompanying single “CMFT Must Be Stopped” [feat. Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie] has posted up 2.4 million YouTube views on its incendiary star-studded music video. Both songs are available on all streaming platforms.
Bubbling to the top of the pop culture conversation, Rolling Stone wrote, “The genre-spanning CMFT — short for ‘Corey Mother Fucking Taylor” – sees the singer tackling multiple styles of music, from hard rock and classic rock to punk and hip-hop.” Forbes observed, “Taylor’s solo career will blur the lines between a number of rock sub-genres. And honestly, this approach seems like the best direction for his solo debut.” He also discussed the record in-depth with SPIN.
Taylors debut solo album, CMFT, is set for release on October 2nd via Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders are available now with limited edition vinyl and merch bundles available at www.thecoreytaylor.com. 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. The track is joined by a DJay Brawner directed music video, which sees Taylor taking the CMFT championship belt as friends such as Marilyn Manson, Lars Ulrich, Rob Halford, Chris Jericho, ZillaKami and more making cameos. Watch it HERE.
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. “HWY 666” kicks off the album barreling ahead with a devilish twang, while “Silverfish” peels back the layers of Taylor’s songwriting as acoustic guitars build to a highwire balance of hooks and heft. An ominous bass line gives way to pummeling wah-ed out guitars on “Culture Head” and the moving piano-driven “Home” offers a raw glimpse at Taylor’s immense vocal range.