‘Tis the season to be jolly, or that’s what we all think. However, every hearing the new song by Corey Taylor, the frontman for Slipknot and Stone Sour, is set to release a solo holiday single, “X-M@$” through Roadrunner Records on December 14th. Taylor is donating proceeds from the song’s sales to Teenage Cancer Trust.
After listening to the song, you might think of it as the anti-Christmas. But after understanding the back story, the lyrics and spirit of the song make sense.
Taylor explained that “I wrote this song in my kitchen one winter, listening to people bitch about the holidays. Personally, I love the holidays, but they seem to bring on severe stress in most people. So, I wrote this in honor of crotchety, drunken bastards who don’t know the difference between a yuletide and a tool shed. Plus, I think it’s funny.”
Last month, when a gap arose during the recent Stone Sour UK tour, Taylor hot-footed to Metropolis Studios in London, and tracked the tune in a single afternoon. The lyrics showcase the singer’s sense of humor and irreverence in full force, dispensing a fat dose of jocular stick-poking at those who loathe the holiday season.
You’ll be able to pick up the digital single from all leading digital retailers on December 14. Take a an early listen below…