Can You Hear Me
by Korn

Album: The Nothing (2019)
  • This rumination on loss and identity finds Jonathan Davis reflecting on grief.

    It walks with me, it takes its time
    It sinks its teeth in one at a time
    It loves to feed, it loves my past
    It's always taunting but somehow out of grasp


    Davis personifies grief as a ghost-like child.
  • "Can You Hear Me" was originally a solo song demoed by Davis in 2015. The Korn singer's bandmates, and producer Nick Raskulinecz, transformed the tune into an eerie EDM-influenced track. Lyrically, it took on a new meaning in the wake of the death of Jonathan Davis' estranged wife Deven in August 2018.

    Davis told Kerrang: "That was originally one of my solo songs, but the band took it – just like Take Me on the last record was one of my solo songs. Nick loved that song, and the band went back and did it and I really liked how it came out. That's one of the songs with 20-something vocals on it. There's so many harmonies that it's like ABBA or some s--t. I love it."
  • The song's music video includes a teaser trailer for Korn's six-episode podcast series, also titled The Nothing. Written and created by the nu-metal pioneers, it tells the story of a journalist who travels to a small town in Kansas to find a missing girl.
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