"Hesitate", the new video from STONE SOUR — the band featuring SLIPKNOT members Corey Taylor (vocals) and Jim Root (guitar) — can be viewed below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The clip was filmed on September 20 in Los Angeles with director Paul Brown (JACK WHITE/ALICIA KEYS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, JOHN MAYER) and directing collective Beta Movement/Skulley FX. Taylor previously stated about the clip, "[It] should come out pretty amazing. [I am] super-stoked. This will be THE video of our career."
Taylor said that "Hesitate" is one of the standout tracks on the latest STONE SOUR album, "Audio Secrecy", for him. "It's a bittersweet song, " he said. "It's about letting go of something that you want with all your heart that you know is just gonna do nothing but damage to you. And it takes a special kind of heart and a special kind of courage to do that. And not a lot of people have that kind of courage.
"They would rather sit in a relationship for years and wallow in it because they're afraid of being alone. And this is about having the courage to say, 'You know what, I'm getting away. I'm gonna be on my own, and I'm gonna be OK.' And those first few steps are the worst, but once you get each foot in front of the other, it's a lot easier."
STONE SOUR is giving members of its fan club, the Dead Generation, an exclusive glimpse into the evolution of "Audio Secrecy".
STONE SOUR has posted the first of several early demo recordings of the songs that would go on to become "Audio Secrecy" inside the members-only Dead Generation section of StoneSour.com. Available nowhere else, these pre-production recordings show how the songs grew from their original conception to their fully realized album form.
"Audio Secrecy" has sold 119,000 copies in the United States since its early September release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
STONE SOUR, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD will join forces for "The Nightmare After Christmas" tour in January/February.
Corey Taylor introducing "Hesitate" video: