During a recent interview with Audacy Check In, Korn’s Jonathan Davis discussed the band’s upcoming album “Requiem” (out February 4). According to him, the recording process for the effort was “one of the best album experiences” he has had.
Davis said the following about the new record:
“It’s different. We’re always constantly evolving. There’s still our core sound there. But this time we did this, we had the luxury, we were on a forced timeout; we had all the time in the world.
Every single Korn record I’ve ever done, the band gets all the time in the world to get their stuff done, and the way I write and do my thing, I have to have the music all done and then I can do what I do. And they always book some tour, and it’s coming up, and I’m always hurrying and rushing to try and get it done. So this time, we had time. We came together. We’d do it in blocks — a week block, and write a week, and then be off. [We’d do that] once a month. I think we did three or four sessions and got the record recorded. It took me four or five months to do vocals. But overall, we’re really, really proud of it. We produced it with Chris Collier, who’s really good. And it was one of the best album experiences I’ve had.”
He also added the following about the effort’s first single “Start The Healing“:
“There’s a lot of stuff going on in there. I spent a lot of time layering vocals and using different microphones and doing all kinds of stuff that takes time and patience that most producers and singers don’t wanna do, ’cause it just sucks. But I’m at a point in my life where I have the freedom and the ability and the means to really do what I want and take the time and really present something the way that’s artistic and I love.”