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Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor Discusses Flexible Nature of New Song ‘Taciturn’

Corey Taylor
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Stone Sour have yet to reveal the lead single from their forthcoming ‘House of Gold and Bones‘ album, but a few fans have been lucky enough to already hear a new track from the disc. ‘Taciturn’ appeared in the set list for Corey Taylor while he was overseas in Europe, as the singer played it acoustically for audiences to check out for the first time.


Taylor told, “That song translates so well acoustically. When I wrote ‘Taciturn,’ I knew it was something that could go either way. It could be a full band piece or it could be something I could play on my own. If I was going to give the people a first taste of what ‘House of Gold and Bones’ parts 1 and 2 are going to be, ‘Taciturn’ is a nice way to give them a cool picture of it, even in a stripped-down sense.”

As for the song itself, Taylor added, “That song is essentially about trust. It’s about trying to find the courage to open up to the people you care about, love and value, knowing that they’re going to be there to catch you when it all comes down. They’re going to be there for you when nobody else is. It’s about letting go of the anchors that hold you down in life, opening yourself up and saying, ‘If you’re there for me, I’ll be there for you. You’ve just got to give me a second.’”

In Loudwire Radio‘s new interview with Taylor, the singer did not say whether ‘Taciturn’ would be considered the lead single, but did state that he expected the first official single from the record to arrive toward the end of August. Taylor has stated that ‘The House of Gold and Bones’ will be a two-part release with the first record coming sometime in October and the second expected early next year.

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