Jonathan Davis, storied frontman of critically lauded rock band Korn, released Episode Two of Through The Black Labyrinth. The new web series, which will feature 13 episodes in all, features Davis discussing the track “Medicate,” which was written to reflect his views on addiction. In the video, Davis, a long time sufferer of anxiety, weighs in on his use of Xanax to control his apprehensions. He recalls that on the day the synth and drum beats were created for the song, he drove his brother to a sober living home. The experience opened Davis’ mind to the possibility that he was addicted to his medication too, jump-starting his journey towards clean living.
Davis unpacks this experience, recounting the particulars of his struggle with chronic depression and debilitating anxiety and the path he took to achieve his well-adjusted and family-focused life, highlighted by nearly 20-years of being drug and alcohol free.
“Medicate” comes from Jonathan Davis’ debut solo album Black Labyrinth, out now via Sumerian Records. The new album, from the two time GRAMMY® Award winning, eight time GRAMMY® Award nominated, artist with worldwide sales of 40 million-plus which is streaming in full now, also features “What It Is” which hit Top 5 on the Active Rock Charts and debuted as the #1 most added single on Rock radio, “Final Days,” a melodic and atmospheric track, accentuated by subtle hints of sitar and tabla, the straightforward arena-rock anthem “Underneath My Skin,” and ten other tracks primarily recorded live to tape, a departure from Korn’s heavily calculated, meticulous, studio approach to creation. Longtime fans of Korn will still find the familiarity of the band’s unique and unforgettable vocals, synths and commanding guitars in key tracks like “What You Believe” and “Everyone.”