Korn releases a new single today (June 19), “Hater,” which was recorded earlier this year and will be part of an expanded edition of the group’s latest album, “The Paradigm Shift,” that’s due out July 15.
Frontman Jonathan Davis tells us it’s a song he’s confident listeners will connect with easily:
“It just seems like in the world everyone has haters, everyone has someone who hates on you ’cause you have something they want. And it’s really, like, the first empowering song I’ve ever wrote, where it’s just blatantly telling you ‘You can’t bring me down/I’ve already had my life turned upside down/I ride a downward spiral round and round/But I keep flying, I keep fighting/Don’t ever bring me down.’ That’s, like, the most positive sh*t I’ve ever wrote, and it’s so different. And everyone that’s heard it loves it, and I think it’s gonna give people that get down on people pickin’ on them, hating on them, like ‘F*ck this! I don’t give a f*ck what you think. I don’t give a f*ck what you say. You just f*ckin’ are a hater.’ I think people will relate with that.”
Davis recorded the song with producer Don Gilmore in the group’s home town of Bakersfield, Calif., with the other Korn members adding their parts later. The “Hater” single will be available for commercial sale on July 1. The new edition of “The Paradigm Shift” will feature several other newly recorded songs as well as live tracks.
Korn co-headlines this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which kicks off July 5 in Devore, Calif.