Cold
by Korn

Album: The Nothing (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • Korn went through major troubles in the run-up to The Nothing album, including the death of Davis' wife, Deven, and a lawsuit over a royalty dispute with their former drummer. This song, which begins with a contorted mass of dissonant chords before descending into something more melodic, finds them venting their feelings. Davis alternately bellows and sings:

    I'm on my way, this is the day
    This is the time to break it down
    Get out my way, nothing can stay
    This is the time to break it down


    Davis told Kerrang: "'Cold' was about that dark feeling. It's like I'm channeling some dark thing inside of me, that was the vibe. I love how heavy it is and then it gets all f---in' happy: 'I'm on my way...' There are so many different types of emotion going on at the same time. I really dig that one."
  • The song's official live video was directed by Sebastien Paquet during Korn's The Nothing album-release event on September 13, 2019.

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