Nashville trio The Dead Deads have shared a new single, ‘Murder Ballad II’, which features a guest spot from Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour).
Speaking on the collaboration, guitarist Meta Dead had this to say.
“My little brother was teasing me the other day about the juxtaposition of our poorly-attended first gig playing a benefit show of Dead Milkmen covers to now releasing a duet with Corey Taylor. I know most peoples’ question is probably going to be: ”How did this happen?” And the answer is: ”CMFT is nice as hell, and likes the kind of songs we write.””
Bassist Daisy Dent also commented.
“It went from, ”Yay, we’re on tour with Stone Sour”, to “Yay, Corey might want to co-write for the new record”, to ”Yay, here’s a single and a video with CMFT”, and it all felt pretty natural and also a bit surreal. I mean, our band dressed as Slipknot for Halloween once, so, yeah! It’s wild.”
Taylor had this to add.
”I got turned on to [The Dead Deads] by their album ‘For Your Obliteration…’, which is such a great album and is some of the best songwriting I’ve heard in years. We had the chance to have them on some Stone Sour shows, and me and Tish hit it off as songwriters. She said, ”I’ve got this idea for a follow-up to ‘Murder Ballad'”, which was essentially ‘Murder Ballad II’. Through video, we went back and forth, building this song and working it out. It became something really really cool.”
You can check out the video for ‘Murder Ballad II’ below.
The band’s fourth studio album, ‘Tell Your Girls It’s Alright’, is set to be released on August 20th 2021 via Rumble Records.