“It’s been a long time coming,” Corey said. “It was something that people have been asking me to do for years, and it was something that I always kind of put off, because how greedy can somebody be? I already have two bands. What more do I want? But then it just kept coming up, and then I just kept thinking about it, like, what would a solo album sound like?
“And that’s when I started really looking into my bag, and it was just, like, I’ve got all these songs that I’ve written that didn’t fit with either band,” he continued. “And that’s kind of what started this. I was gonna do this next year, but then, obviously, everything shut down, so it kind of afforded me the time to really go in and really concentrate on it and work with the people that I wanted to work with — friends of mine for 15-plus years; people who I’ve made music with or jammed with or played with that I knew exactly how it would sound with them on it. And we just did it right.
Corey added: “Honestly, we all quarantined for two weeks, including the people in the studio that we worked at, and made sure that we had no contact with anybody else — no outside people — and we just all went in and did it together. And we did 25 songs in two and a half weeks. It was insane.”
When asked how long the material for the solo album had been sitting around, he replied: “I’m always writing. And it’s kind of all over the page sometimes. Sometimes it’s a risky move with both bands that I’m willing to take, and then there’s some times where it’s just, like, ‘You know what? I don’t even know where this fits. This has got like a SWEET/SLADE vibe that doesn’t really fit with either band.’ I tried giving them to other bands, and some bands, it just didn’t fit their vibe, and other bands, they’re a little more just not into outside material. So I just have a surplus of songs, and it was just, like, ‘All right, I guess I’m just gonna use it.’
“A lot of this stuff is as new as I’ve written it in the last year or so, and some of the stuff is as old as… I mean, the first song on the album is a song that I’ve been working on since I was in high school,” Corey added. “It’s a long, long, long time coming, and really maybe it was one of those things where it took years of working and honing my craft to have, I guess, the confidence to be able to complete that song. So, yeah, this is a long, long time of waiting and piecing it together, and it feel awesome.”