By Amanda Wicks
Korn’s sound may not immediately make listeners think “country music!” but it turns out the genre is the very thing that inspired their latest song, “Take Me.”
“Take Me” is about battling addiction, but the band approached that subject matter from a completely different perspective. Frontman Jonathan Davis said Korn was inspired to write about addiction from the point of view of the substance rather than the person suffering from the disease. He specified that the band turned to old country songs, as well as Brad Paisley’s song “Alcohol” for inspiration. “Alcohol” is written from liquor’s perspective and details all the ways it has ruined the singer’s life.
“Please take me/ It’s the only way,” Davis sings on the chorus, as he plays the substance begging to be consumed.
“Take Me” marks the fourth single Korn has released from their upcoming twelfth studio album The Serenity of Suffering. Thus far, they’ve released “Rotting In Vain,” “Insane” and “A Different World” featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.
The Serenity of Suffering will be available Oct. 21.