Jonathan Davis, frontman of critically acclaimed and globally revered rock band Korn, has just released his first ever solo material from his forthcoming debut solo album. The unique and diverse lead single, What It Is, was first premiered on SiriusXM’s rock station Octane, with the solo album set for release on Sumerian Records in Summer 2018.


Davis’ new musical effort represents a natural step for the Bakersfield, CA singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Having modestly compiled musical and lyrical ideas for this future solo effort since early 2007, it is impressive that most of this work was carried out whilst on the road with Korn. Davis personally contributes guitar, keys, and various other miscellaneous instruments and sounds to the record, which was almost entirely recorded in a live setting versus the traditional layer by layer studio approach many bands including Korn take to recording.

It took 10 years, and I’m so glad this project is finally out. It’s something that is very close to me and I’m excited for the world to finally hear it. This time, I’m pulling something out of the audience. I’ve bared my soul for so fucking long, I thought it’d be really cool to pull listeners in a different direction for once,” says Davis.

For example the lead single reveals hints of ominous piano keys, which bleed into a slow-burning verse before thick guitars snap towards an expansive and engaging refrain punctuated by his dynamic vocals.

I’m taking them out of that dark place and into somewhere that’s spiritual, positive, and makes them really think. It’s just art. I’ve changed lives with Korn, but I wanted to open minds with this shit,” he adds.

Jonathan Davis has always been known for pushing the boundaries of music, his groundbreaking work with Korn laid the foundations for many rock and metal bands and resulted in two GRAMMY® Award wins, eight GRAMMY® Award nominations, worldwide sales of 40 million-plus, and countless sold out shows in nearly every corner of the globe. In Davis’ 20 year professional music history, his work has also included film scores, popular video game franchises, and official remixes for the likes of Steve Aoki and more. Along the way, he has also lent his voice to tracks for everyone from Linkin Park to Tech N9ne.

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