Last night, news broke regarding a brand new Slipknot song and the band’s new record, THE END, SO FAR. The band confirmed the release date, track list, and album cover artwork associated with this new album. Accompanying this news was that of the new Slipknot song, “The Dying Song (Time To Sing).”
Via a recent conversation with Kerrang!, band vocalist Corey Taylor has provided some insight into what inspired this song. Per Taylor:
“To me, it just seems like it’s all the outrage and none of the punishment. For the last few years it’s been very trendy to be offended and outraged by everything, and yet nothing happens – especially in my country, which is just fucking ridiculous. It’s almost like the tables have turned, and the more angry people get, the more the people who they’re mad at just double-down on the shit. Instead of there being cause and effect, or crime and punishment, now it’s just like, ‘Fuck you, we don’t care.’ I can’t tell if that’s a reaction because of the almost nihilistic isolation of the cultures themselves, where neither side is acknowledging any of the good parts of each other – they’re just really honed in on the shit that they consider inflammatory. And it’s almost like people are ringing the doomsday bell. You’re sitting there going, ‘Well, it’s been fun! Everybody, pick up your trash when you’re leaving, and I’ll see you in Hell!’ That’s kind of what that song is. It’s just like, ‘If we don’t figure it out, I’ll see you when the meteor hits, basically.’”
What are your thoughts on “The Dying Song (Time To Sing)”? You can check out the music video for the song by following the link below. Also, in that music video, you may notice several new Slipknot masks! We actually wrote up a breakdown of these new Slipknot masks (you can find the link to that story below as well).