“Yen” is a wide-ranging song that starts with a slow instrumental build leading to a melodic opening verse by singer Corey Taylor, before kicking in with heavier vocals and instrumentation in the chorus.
The track gets downright experimental at the 3-minute mark, delving into industrial and noise, as Slipknot continue to venture into new territory more than a quarter century into their career.
The song follows previous single “The Dying Song (Time To Sing),” which was released upon the album’s announcement last month, as well as “The Chapeltown Rag,” which arrived late last year. The singles make up three of the 12 tracks on THE END, SO FAR.
Expect to hear at least a couple of the new tunes on the third leg of Slipknot’s “Knotfest Roadshow” tour. The US outing kicks off September 20th in Nashville, and features support from Ice Nine Kills and Crown the Empire. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.
Take a listen to Slipknot’s new single “Yen” in the player below.