"It was a combination of despair and depression and insomnia, and it was very difficult," Corner explains, "It took me a long time to get through it, but I learned a lot about myself, and I developed a new set of mental tools that allowed me survive.
"For about a year, I really thought that music was one of the things that was hurting me psychologically," he continues. "I went though a lot of therapy, and eventually I realized that it's all down to my own choices. And I realized that it wasn't the music that was hurting me, it was just that I had to reprogram myself to approach things in a different way, and it became very clear to me that I still wanted to make music more than ever."
Corner emerged from this period of intense self-examination with a new attitude towards his role as a musician and artist. He also relocated from Berlin, which had served as the London native's base since 2008, to the sunnier environs of Los Angeles. The change of scene, and the artist's renewed enthusiasm, are reflected throughout Metanoia.
"I spent seven years in Berlin, and I absolutely love that city," Corner notes. "But I could have been anywhere, because I was quite isolated. And I would always end making the records in winter, which is very dark and oppressive in Berlin, so, combined with the emotional turmoil of the writing, I ended up digging my own hole. So I decided to get out and go to L.A.
"This is the first record I've made in a long time without being manically stressed," Corner notes. "I was very conscious of wanting to move into a more relaxed phase of my life, so I intentionally took a lot of the time pressure and work stress out of record-making, and made it as easy on myself as I could. That was very different, because each time I've made a record in the past, there's been a tour booked and a manager breathing down my neck, and the depression came from that stress. So this was like going back to the beginning, where you're just doing it for pure enjoyment."
Oct. 6 - Constellation Room, Costa Mesa, CA
Oct. 7 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Oct. 9 - Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 10 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 12 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Oct. 13 - Neumo’s, Seattle, WA
Oct. 16 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 17 - Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
Oct. 19 - Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 20 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
Oct. 22 - The Shelter, Detroit, MI
Oct. 23 - Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct. 24 - Virgin Mobile Corona Theater, Montreal, QC, Canada
Oct. 26 - Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
Oct. 27 - Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 28 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Oct. 30 - Webster Hall, New York, NY
What's funny is back in 2009 I think. I bought this board game and it was called Arkham Horror or something close to that. They had like four different kinds. I got it becsuse I like HP Lovecraft. It was like a $60 boardgames or something. And I opened it and looked at it and read all the profiles on it and then put it in a box and asked my gf about it and she says its still in her closet xd. I've seen all kind of add ons for it. I wish HR Giger got around to redesigning it with awesome crazy art but he never did .then he he died. Sucks. Because the new Prometheus movie in already being made and he won't be the designer over the props .