A month after confirming the release of their 12th studio album with the release of the album’s lead single, Korn has returned with another new song. On Monday (Aug. 22), the California-founded band premiered their second single; a track titled “Insane.” The song, very much like their first single “Rotting in Vain,” sounds like a throwback to their old sound, something fans of the band seem to be grateful for.
In addition to releasing the new song, the band also premiered its dark music video. The four-minute clip opens with a photographer, dressed in Victorian garb and an old-school camera, setting up for a photo shoot. The clip then shifts to the head of a woman who at first appears to be a mannequin. As the video progresses, it turns out the body is not that of a mannequin, but of a corpse that is about to be photographed.
As pointed out by Loudwire, the video is a take on post-mortem photography (memorial portraiture) in which grieving families had photographs taken on their deceased family members to help them during the grieving process. This practice was a normal part of American and European culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As the photographer looks through the camera lens, he sees the soul of the dead woman trapped within the camera. Check out the dark video for “Insane” below.
“Insane” will join lead single “Rotting in Vain” on Korn’s upcoming release, The Serenity of Suffering. The Serenity of Suffering is set to be released on Oct. 21 through Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.
In support of The Serenity of Suffering, Korn is currently in the middle of the “Return of the Dreads” tour with Rob Zombie. After a break, the band will hit the road with Breaking Benjamin, Motionless in White, and Silver Snakes for the “Nocturnal Underground” tour. The Serenity of Suffering is the follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, The Paradigm Shift.