Slipknot Drops New Song ‘Yen’ And Corey Taylor Says ‘One Of My Favorite’


Slipknot released their third single, ‘Yen’ from the new album, and the band’s frontman Corey Taylor spoke to Kerrang! to reveal some exclusive details. The famous musician shared his ideas about the track by saying it was one of the songs he loved the most.

After dropping their sixth studio album, ‘We Are Not Your Kind‘ on August 9, 2019, percussionist Shawn Crahan and Taylor didn’t wait for long to surprise their fans. In previous interviews, the musicians had revealed that the band members began working on their next record. Along with the tracks, their longtime supporters wanted to learn more about Slipknot icons’ new costumes and masks for that era.

Last year, the band shared the first single named ‘The Chapeltown Rag,’ followed by ‘The Dying Song (Time to Sing)’ on July 19, 2022. Both songs received positive reviews from music critics and became popular among metalheads. Therefore, there’s little doubt that the upcoming seventh record, ‘The End, So Far,’ which Slipknot will release on September 30, 2022, will hit the charts.

While the latest song from the album, ‘Yen,’ drew significant attention with its unique sound and lyrics, more than one million people have listened to the track on YouTube. During his conversation, Corey Taylor highlighted that it became one of his favorite Slipknot songs. The singer described the song as a combination of classic Slipknot elements and Tom Waits’ style. He admitted that their approach in the new single also resembled Brooklyn-based gothic metal band Type O Negative.

Taylor stated in his interview that:

“‘Yen’ is probably one of my favorite songs that we’ve ever done. It’s such a great, cool departure for us because there are very Slipknot elements to it, but then some of the music is touching our inner Tom Waits in weird ways, you know? It’s cool, but then there’s almost a Type O Negative approach to it. I think people are going to f*cking dig it when they hear it.”

You can check out the song below.