Korn Release Head-Spinning ‘Never Never’ Lyric Video
Korn has just released a head-spinning new lyric video for ‘Never Never,’ the first single off their forthcoming album, ‘The Paradigm Shift.’ The disc features the return of original member Brian “Head” Welch who left in 2005 when he got sober and found Christianity.
After a warning to those suffering from photosensitive epilepsy that the visuals may cause seizures, the opening words appear on the screen — “I’ll never love again / I won’t ever pretend” — atop time-lapse photography of moving clouds and blooming flowers, along with colorful pulsating shapes and patterns. At one point, Korn is seen playing behind this swirling effects curtain that also shows split-second images, such as a skull, an audience and a tree.
Frontman Jonathan Davis says the track is “a relationship song. You go through that s—and you get hurt so bad. Then you think, ‘It’s not worth it anymore. I’m not going to f—ing love again.’ You experience so many pressures to be a good dad, a good husband, a good lover, or whatever. Being in a relationship is a lot of work.”
Thankfully there’s no wallowing or family life depicted in the lyric video; it remains abstract to keep the focus where it is supposed to be — on the words.
The group’s 11th album overall, produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Lacuna Coil), is due Oct. 8 via Prospect Park.