Taylor will release ‘CMFT’ on October 2 via Roadrunner.
The new song, a hectic mix of rock, country and metal, follows the recent release of two other songs from the record, ‘CMFT Must Be Stopped’ and ‘Black Eyes Blue’.
Listen to ‘HWY 666’ below.
In the interview, Taylor said there was “no way” his solo music would have fitted in with Slipknot. “It was like I was trying to fill in an empty space in that artistic spot in my heart,” Taylor said of the new solo material while appearing on Clown’s Electric Theater podcast.
“I knew that, obviously, there was no way it was gonna fit with Slipknot because it’s just such a different entity.”
He continued: “It really kind of came down to the definition of what the project needed to be, honestly, for it to be taken seriously. And it came down to just me embracing the fact that it was gonna be a solo project.”
“It’s about a little bit that you can do for everybody because everybody’s hurt right now,” he said, “and I’m certainly not going to sit here and say that this is putting me behind the eight ball when I know there are people out there who have no jobs and they are at the risk of losing their apartments or houses or everything.”