KORN's new single, "Never Never", will be made available for purchase digitally this coming Tuesday, August 13. The song, which can be streamed on the band's Facebook page ("like" required), comes off KORN's 11th studio album, "The Paradigm Shift", due on October 8 via Prospect Park. The follow-up to 2011's "The Path Of Totality" features the return of guitarist Brian "Head" Welch to the lineup after more than eight years away. His last album with the band was 2003's "Take A Look In The Mirror".
KORN recently filmed a video for another song off "The Paradigm Shift", "Love & Meth". Welch wrote on Instagram about the video shoot: "Completely mind-blowing day!"
Beginning Tuesday, August 13, fans will be able to pre-order "The Paradigm Shift". The effort will be available in standard and deluxe editions, with the deluxe showcasing two bonus tracks and a documentary DVD titled "Reconciliation".
"Never Never" features slow hulking beat stomps into screeching electronics before bleeding out on a bouncy chorus evocative of the swooping prowess of "Got the Life" and "Freak On A Leash". "It was an amazing night when we finished that song," says frontman Jonathan Davis. "It's a relationship song. You go through that shit and you get hurt so bad. Then you think, 'It's not worth it anymore. I'm not going to fucking love again.' You experience so many pressures to be a good dad, a good husband, a good lover, or whatever. Being in a relationship is a lot of work."
Other songs on the new set, which was recorded with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, LACUNA COIL) at Buck Owens' studio in KORN's original hometown Bakersfield and at Los Angeles's famed NRG Recording Studios, include "Prey For Me", "Spike In My Veins", "Mass Hysteria", "Paranoid And Aroused" and "Victimized".
Photo from "Love & Meth" video shoot
"Never Never" single cover
"The Paradigm Shift" album cover