M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan On New Slipknot Material: “I’m Still Trying To Connect Dots Between Songs And Understand Where We’re Going”

While answering fan-submitted questions, Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan talked a bit about the new music that the band have been working on. He says that they have been writing and that he is “still trying to connect dots between songs and understand where [they are] going.”

Clown said the following when asked about the art direction that Slipknot are heading in:

“For me, I spend a lot of time looking at society, listening to society, putting my ear to the street, staring at the sky, watching people on the phone, watching people at dinner, picking up little bits of information here or there. And when you do that, and you don’t do it with a strict hand, you just kind of massage it, things start connecting themselves to each other. But if you force it, you can’t get ’em to adhere to one another. But if you just open your eyes, pay attention and understand where you’re at and maybe what you’re getting into, which could be an album a year from now. But the direction is always what’s going on with the beat of the world, what’s happening with everyone. And it usually filters into me and somehow it gets to a larger place, and then more people get involved, and then the direction starts showing itself. But you never just wake up and admit to yourself it’s gonna go one way because there’s so many people involved, and you want everybody involved, and you want everybody’s opinion and you want it to be beautiful for everyone. So the direction, especially on a stage, even the masks, even the music, we take this probably the most serious — absolutely the most serious. You never know where the direction’s gonna go. Right now we’re writing, and I’m still trying to connect dots between songs and understand where we’re going; it just hasn’t quite hit yet. We have a plan, but all the dots have not adhered to each other to point to a direction yet.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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