KORN have announced the release of their new album, “Requiem”, on February 4, 2022 via Loma Vista Recordings. The official music video for the disc’s first single, “Start The Healing”, directed by Tim Saccenti (FLYING LOTUS, RUN THE JEWELS, DEPECHE MODE), can be seen below. The clip is a live action and animated visual feast about death and re-birth amidst an array of preternatural creatures, humanoids and KORN’s electrifying live performance symbolizing the dawn of a new era for the band.
In a statement, Saccenti explained of the visual, “Our idea for this video was 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. Collaborating with 3D artist Anthony Ciannamea, we tapped into KORN’s mythology and explored their vast well of light and darkness to create a surreal, liminal-pace body-horror nightmare.”
“Requiem” was created during the COVID-19 pandemic while KORN could not tour or play live shows for the first time in the band’s career. Because of the time afforded to them, and without the pressure, KORN embraced a new creative process and took the time to experiment together and more.
KORN had been teasing “Start The Healing” since last week within an augmented reality filter and billboards bearing the band’s logo.
“Requiem” is available for pre-order in an array of collectible formats. These include an exclusive silver vinyl variant strictly limited to 1,000 copies.
“Requiem” track listing:
02. Let The Dark Do The Rest
03. Start The Healing
04. Lost In The Grandeur
06. Hopeless And Beaten
07. Penance To Sorrow
08. My Confession
09. Worst Is On Its Way