Korn have returned with some brand new album news for fans this week, announcing their fourteenth studio record in Requiem.
Having teased it out with the appearance of a run of posters in Sydney and Melbourne, Korn came through on the mystery today, dropping a video for the record’s lead single, ‘Start The Healing’. The arrival of ‘Start The Healing’ means that a new era of Korn is about to be blown the heck open; one born out their recent inability to tour and for the first time in the band’s career, the subsequent ability to create music without pressure.
Watch the music video for ‘Start The Healing’ below.
Korn worked with director Tim Saccenti (Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus) on the ‘Start The Healing’ video; Saccenti’s vision for the clip centred on themes of death and rebirth. To bring it all to life, he worked with 3D artist Anthony Ciannamea to properly capture the energy of the track and illuminate that classic Korn feel.
“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.” Saccenti has said.
“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.”
Requiem follows on from Korn’s 2019 album The Nothing. Writing of this new album flourished while Korn was forced to pump the breaks on touring due to COVID. Requiem will be released next year, on February 4th.