Slipknot’s Jim Root has announced that he’s using his quarantine time to his advantage in order to put together ideas for a potential solo record.
Speaking to Loudwire, Root has said:
“I’ve had a lot of people ask me about doing a solo project, and now I think I have a little bit of extra time to dedicate for that, so I’ve been writing some stuff that maybe wouldn’t slide in with the Slipknot world a little bit,” Jim explained.
“What would I do as a solo project? What direction would I take? I kind of get all that out essentially with all the arrangements I’ve written for the last couple of Slipknot records,” he added. “I don’t know that I need another outlet. But I’m gonna try — just set a goal, maybe see if I can achieve it, type of thing. We’ve got time on our hands now.”
“I would like to [start a solo project], just because I need to stay busy. I didn’t start a family, I never got married, I didn’t do any of that stuff. And I know Corey wants to do a solo project that’s outside of Stone Sour; he’s mentioned that. And unless I’m writing for Slipknot, I wouldn’t know what to do with my time.”
“But for a solo project, I am gonna overthink that until I’m insane and it probably may never ever come out (laughs).
“Obviously, Slipknot is my priority and it’s what I’m always gonna have as a priority and that’s gonna be the main thing that I always focus on, as long as I can or as long as we’re viable or as long as we wanna continue to do that.”
The interview can be viewed below.