Munky - about the new album
I just read this in an interview, Munky's thoughts on the new album, just wanted to share it for everyone:
Are you surprised at how well received the album was?
Yes? [Laughs] 'Cause it's still a Korn album. You have Jonathan's voice, my guitar sound, Fieldy's bass. That's the core elements of Korn. It's still very dark and heavy to me. I think Jonathan's lyrics are some of the best lyrics he's written in 10 years. But at the same time there's a little bit of, "Are we taking it too far? Are we experimenting too much?" It was really about the mix. When we mixed the record, we didn't want to alienate our core fans, but yet we wanted to make a statement where we were still trying something new and it was worth it.
Where do you go next with Korn? Do you continue down this path, so to speak? Have you decided where to go next, or is it too early?
I think it's not ever too early because in this business you have to reinvent yourself and that's the hard thing. That's one of the things that's unique about this band. Each record is kind of a different journey, a different chapter in our lives, where we are creatively and personally because everything that we experience in our personal lives is reflected in our music. This record shows growth. With our next record, we're probably going to use all the elements that we've learned and try to I don't necessarily say it's going to sound like this record, but some of the elements that we used, the recording techniques that we used, are definitely going to be used on the next record.