Singled Out: The Black Dots of Death (Slipknot)

03/25/2011
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You know him as Clown from Slipknot but his other musical adventure, The Black Dots of Death, are releasing a brand new album, 'Ever Since We Were Children,' next week. To celebrate we asked Clown to tell us about the new single "Standing Alone." Enjoy!

"Maybe, baby, slit your throat." Our current single is a song called "Standing Alone" I am not going to speak about the words of the song because I did not write them and they are open for interpretation for all of us that have not written them, which is special. However, I can tell you I practically write a song a day, which in return become demos for projects that I become part of. So, these songs that are demos, seeds so to speak, are always looking for a place to live. This one found its resting place in The Black Dots of Death.

I am always continuously listening to my own music to analyze what I have created and to learn from it, to proceed towards an evolution in my own creative process. I was with my partner in The Black Dots of Death driving to a studio listening to a CD of my music and as we were talking "Standing Alone," which had a different name at the time came on and my partner asked me what I had planned for the song. I told him, "I've written it, but I don't know where its home is." He looked at me and said, "I would love the chance to get on this if you ever allowed me to." That particular day we were headed up to the studio to work on the recent project I was in and I wasn't really feeling like working on that project on that day, so I let instinct take over and together we wrote the song "Standing Alone".

Then one other person who is involved with The Black Dots of Death as well contributed other musical instruments that hadn't already been put on the song. I'm not mentioning these people by name at the moment because there is plenty of time to get to the facts of everything. Right now I am waiting for the record to come out on March 29th. At that point we will start getting to the bottom of everything and everyone.

"Standing Alone" came from a day that I was severely depressed and violent. I recorded all the instruments that my partner heard on my own and he could feel where I was at and the pain that I was feeling and that's why he wanted to be a part of it, because we are brothers from different realities. The song used to have a sample that I had taken from the History Channel, but at the last minute we decided that it potentially didn't belong with the song, for the simple fact of taking the seed away from the imprint. "Give me the knife or slit your throat."

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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