KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has told AOL’s Noisecreep that the band’s forthcoming album follow-up to 2007’s untitled effort is something of an unintended return to the group’s roots, and not a concept, as initially planned.
“It’s really like the old-school stuff … like the first two records,” Davis tells Noisecreep. “It’s just going back to our roots, working with [producer] Ross [Robinson, who helmed the band’s first two albums, 1994’s ‘Korn’ and 1996’s ‘Life is Peachy’]… it’s just been amazing, and it sounds like nothing we’ve ever done. It’s more in the vein of the first two records, and we’re really excited about it. And working with Ross, it just sort of evolved out of us, naturally. He’s got us going back to the old school-style of how we were writing, and how we all just sat in a room together and did all this stuff so. We’re excited … it’s just how it’s been taking shape.”
Regarding the new album’s lyrical concept — which Davis previously identified as the five symbols he feels will be the downfall of man: drugs, religion, power, money and time — the frontman said, “It’s turning into something else. I was going for that, and I was writing lyrics and stuff around that vibe. And other stuff started coming out, and I can’t control what’s coming out on my inside. So, the music’s … it always changes. I can start out with a plan, but it’s just turning into different stuff. We’ve got 13 or 14 songs, and the guys are taking turns doing bass and guitars. The drums are all recorded. It’s our most diverse record, and I think it’s going to make all of our fans happy, and they’ll all be very surprised.”