“I don’t care really,” he responded. “I wanted to make an album that represents me. I’m a 46-year-old dude who’s been doing this for over 20 years. So if people younger than me like it, I’ll love it. If not, fair enough. If I had gone into this worrying about what Slipknot fans would say, I probably wouldn’t have recorded it.”
After interview noted that “CMFT feels like a celebratory record,” Corey said: “It really was recorded with that spirit in mind. I don’t know if it’s because we recorded live in the room or the fact that we all enjoyed spending time together so much, but it just translates. And the songs were fun. The songs were just good.”
When asked what impression he hope people will get from it, he responded:
“I would love people to say, ‘F*ck, he can write a good song,’ you know? That’s the one thing I really pride myself on. I don’t aspire to be the best singer in the world, I’m not the world’s best guitarist, but I take all my talents and really try to hone them in my songwriting.”
After being sober for 10 years, Corey was also asked what makes a great party for him these days.
“The people,” he responded. “I am really blessed with having friends who I’ve had for going on decades, and we’re all the biggest dorks on the planet. I’ve hit that cool point in my sobriety where it doesn’t really bother me when people drink around me, because I know they’re not going to get completely loaded and jump through my window.”