New York, NY (Top40 Charts / Universal Music Enterprises)
Multiple Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe
Nominated and acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Cornell
will release his fifth studio album Higher Truth on Friday, September
18, 2015 via Universal Music
Enterprises (UMe). Starting today fans can pre-order the deluxe version of the highly anticipated album, which 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 like 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, August 11th with Cornell sitting in on Zane Lowe's show for a discussion about the new single and album. Fans who pre-order 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.
Cornell will kick off the Higher Truth acoustic tour on September
17th in Phoenix, AZ crossing North America
before winding down on November 2nd in Austin, TX stopping at famed venues like the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Massey Hall in Toronto and more. A full list of dates can be found below.
HIGHER TRUTH TRACKLISTING
Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
Before We Disappear
Through The Window
Murderer Of Blue Skies
Let Your Eyes Wander
Only These Words
Our Time In The Universe
Bend In The Road
Our Time In The Universe (Remix)
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 multi-platinum success with three legendary bands - selling over 30 million records worldwide - he has forged his own unique identity over three decades as a Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe
nominated 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 which 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 multi-platinum 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 #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 3rd 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
Cornell's recent solo acoustic 'Songbook' tour attracted sellout crowds and critical acclaim worldwide. Jim Farber of the New York Daily News observed, "sometimes you don't recognize the full power of a voice until you strip everything away from it." 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 August 14th. 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.