According to Press Here Productions, the debut solo album titled 'Black Labyrinth' from composer, producer, vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Davis [Korn] has been in development since 2007 and will be published May 25th, 2018 via Sumerian Records.
In anticipation,  singles have been released in order of most recent: "Basic Needs" [05.25.18], "Everyone" MV [03.30.18] and "What It Is" MV [01.25.18].
Furthermore, sneak a 30-Second sample of each song on the [13 tracks] album at this official YouTube link: 'Black Labyrinth (Official Album Teaser).' Fan? Pre-Order!
Press Here comments that 'Black Labyrinth' was inspired by the Ganzfeld Experiment, and the "out of body experiences and hallucinations that often accompany it." Public records explain the root of the term is from German for "entire field" and is a technique used in parapsychology to test individuals for extrasensory perception (ESP) such as telepathy or "sixth sense" phenomena.
Right at the thumbnail for this video we have a sense of the theme for the album, as it seems Jonathan is under mental surveillance. "Basic Needs" is a fascinating title mid-album concept because where the mind and body eclipse: sustenance, air, and shelter are primal for survival; yet, is this a love song? The lyrics turn sentimental, track the chorus below!
A radical instrumental shift dawns at 3Min & 25 Seconds, the introduction of occult-inspired percussion, orchestra and wind instruments add depth and grace to the rock classics: drums, guitar and bass.
This is a recognizable lyrical flow from Jonathan which we deem akin to classics! The depth of the poetry comments on hypocrisy within organized institutions that do not practice what they preach; the music video features an ambiguous cult brainwashing new recruits through a visual contraption and culminates in members choking on their blood at a dinner-table after an initiation. Solid!
Gif | "Everyone" MV
The motif of police and mental health, seclusion, and the Ganzfeld Experiment hits home here with the final track of the album. The music video features Jonathan in isolation and under analysis, eventually torture by police brutality. Including the first verse below yet the chorus is catchy and memorable!
Jonathan Davis on Tour:
*with special guests Palisades supporting
May 15 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse *
May 17 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore *
May 18 Boston, MA House of Blues *
May 19 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Oct 13&14 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival 2018
June to July: Europe
United Kingdom, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, France, Netherlands, Belgium.