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Chris Cornell to release 'Higher Truth' Sept. 18

by jmaloni


Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:15 pm

"Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart" premieres on Beats 1/Apple Music with Zane Lowe

First single from anticipated forthcoming album, "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart," available

Multiple Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Cornell will release his fifth studio album, "Higher Truth," on Friday, Sept. 18, via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). Starting today, fans can pre-order the deluxe version of the highly anticipated album HERE. It contains four bonus tracks.

Produced by Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young), "Higher Truth" showcases Cornell's constant evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman - telling human stories, which transcend musical genres. Inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians such as Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and "White Album"-era Beatles, Cornell creates a musical universe unlike anything he has done before.

"Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart," the first single from "Higher Truth," was premiered on Beats 1 / Apple Music on Tuesday with Cornell sitting in on Zane Lowe's show for a discussion about the new single and album. Fans who preorder the album on iTunes will receive "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart" as an instant download. The lyric video for the song is directed by Josh Graham and beautifully reflects the essence of the song. View it HERE.

Cornell will kick off the "Higher Truth" acoustic tour on Sept. 17 in Phoenix, crossing North America before winding down Nov. 2 in Austin, Texas. He will stop at famed venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and Massey Hall in Toronto.

His tour comes to Buffalo Oct. 11.

'Higher Truth' Tracklisting

"Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart"

"Dead Wishes"

"Worried Moon"

"Before We Disappear"

"Through The Window"


"Murderer Of Blue Skies"

"Higher Truth"

"Let Your Eyes Wander"

"Only These Words"


"Our Time In The Universe"

Bonus Tracks

"Bend In The Road"

"Wrong Side"

"Misery Chain"

"Our Time In The Universe (Remix)"

Cornell is a modern icon who transcends genre. He was the chief architect of the '90s grunge movement and remains one of the most iconic rock voices of all time. Achieving multiplatinum success with three legendary bands - selling more than 30 million records worldwide - he has forged his own unique identity over three decades as a Grammy-winning, singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist.

His career began with Seattle trailblazers Soundgarden, whose wild soundscapes combined visceral punk attitude with artistic depth. Powerfully original, they were the first of their generation of Seattle bands to sign to a major label in 1989 and their work continued to evolve over the course of seven groundbreaking albums. Soundgarden made a historic return to the live stage in 2010 and have since toured the world, releasing the all-new studio album, "King Animal," to widespread acclaim. 

Cornell has continually redefined his sound and vision. In 1990, side project Temple of the Dog saw him experiment with a more soulful style alongside the future members of Pearl Jam. Later in the decade, his critically acclaimed solo album "Euphoria Morning" combined lush melody and instrumentation with lyrics that spoke of alienation and despair.

And as the millennium turned, he joined with three other musical pioneers from Rage Against the Machine to create supergroup Audioslave. The multiplatinum band released three albums and toured stadiums around the world, becoming the first American rock group to perform a massive free concert in Castro's Cuba.

Cornell has also collaborated with many different artists, most recently the Zac Brown Band on their single "Heavy Is The Head", which peaked at No. 1 on rock radio in the US.

His soundtrack work has spanned both big-budget and independent cinema. He was the first male American artist to write and perform the theme song for a James Bond movie ("You Know My Name" for "Casino Royale"). With Soundgarden, he wrote the end title song "Live To Rise" for "The Avengers," the third-highest-grossing film of all time. He duetted with Joy Williams on his song "Misery Chain," which appeared on the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning "12 Years A Slave," and his song "The Keeper," from Marc Forster's "Machine Gun Preacher," was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2012. 

Cornell's recent solo acoustic "Songbook" tour attracted sellout crowds and critical acclaim worldwide. The tour's reinterpretations of classic Cornell songs are featured on his 2011 live album of the same name.

Cornell will reissue his first solo album, "Euphoria Mourning" (with original title) on Aug. 14. The album will be remastered and re-released for vinyl for the first time.

Cornell has also become involved in philanthropy, using music to support causes that help foster change. The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation is currently raising funds and partnering with charitable organizations to mobilize support for children facing problems, including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.

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