Korn announce new album release date and drop its lead single

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Korn announce new album release date and drop its lead single

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(Image: Tim Saccenti)
Words by Eli Duxson

The nu metal pioneers are back as Requiem is set to hit shelves February 4, with their accompanying lead single ‘Start the Healing’

Armed with the luxury of time and no pressure due to the inability to play live shows through COVID, studio LP number 14 for Korn has been graced with time to experiment, and record to analogue tape.

What you need to know:

  • Korn is back! Their 14th studio LP drops on February 4.
  • Live action and animated video for the album’s lead single ‘Start the Healing’ was released in tandem.
  • Luxury of time has allowed the band to experiment, and diligently record to analogue tape.

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Following their 2019 release The Nothing, the pandemic meant their forthcoming album will have been conceived out of very different circumstances than the majority of the band’s catalogue.

The freedom of time constraints and analogue-tape recording has meant the band has unearthed a newfound sonic dimension and texture in their music. 

Fans have been anticipating new music after they previewed a snippet of ‘Start the Healing’ within an augmented reality filter, and billboards bearing the band’s logo began appearing worldwide last week.

The first offering from Requiem arrives with a Tim Saccenti (Flying Lotus, Run The Jewels, Depeche Mode) directed video that is a visual feast about death and rebirth amidst an array of preternatural creatures, humanoids, and Korn’s stimulating live performance symbolising the dawn of a new era for the band.

Saccenti said the inception of the visuals arised from their idea to “mutate that aspect of the DNA of Korn, of what makes them so inspiring, their mix of raw power and transportive aesthetics and human emotion”.

“I wanted to take the viewer on an emotional journey, as the song does, a visceral, cathartic death and rebirth that will hopefully help transport the listener through whatever their personal struggles are,” he said.

Check out the video for ‘Start the Healing’ below.

Requiem is out February 4, 2022 and is available for preorder or save here. Download or listen to ‘Start the Healing’ here.