Chris Cornell To Release Highly Anticipated Higher Truth September 18, 2015
First Single, “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart,” Premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 / Apple Music and Available Today!
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 HERE, 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, 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.
The lyric video, directed by Josh Graham, beautifully reflects the essence of the song. View it HERE
Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” as an instant download and US fans who pre-order have the chance to win two VIP tickets plus a meet-and-greet! Enter to win HERE.
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)
Date: City: Venue:
9/17/15 Phoenix, AR Orpheum Theatre
9/18/15 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
9/20/15 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall
9/21/15 San Pedro, CA Warner Grand Theatre
9/23/15 Santa Barbara, CA Granada Theatre
9/24/15 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
9/26/15 Oakland, CA Paramount Theater
9/27/15 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
9/29/15 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
9/30/15 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
10/2/15 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
10/3/15 Salina, KS Stifel Theatre for the Performing Arts
10/5/15 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
10/6/15 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
10/8/15 Lakewood, OH Lakewood Civic Auditorium
10/9/15 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
10/11/15 Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo Ctr for the Arts
10/12/15 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
10/14/15 N. Bethesda, MD Strathmore Music Theatre
10/15/15 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theater
10/17/15 Wilkes Barre, PA Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
10/18/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/19/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/21/15 Boston, MA Shubert Theater
10/23/15 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House
10/24/15 York, PA Strand Capitol Perf. Arts Ctr
10/26/15 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
10/27/15 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
10/29/15 Miami, FL The Knight Concert Hall
10/30/15 Saint Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
11/1/15 Dallas, TX The Majestic Theatre
11/2/15 Austin, TX ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
More About Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell is a modern-day artist who transcends genre and whose passion for his music permeates every note he sings, ever movement he makes onstage. He was the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement and possesses one of the most spectacular rock voices of all time, coupled with a stage presence that is singularly captivating. Achieving multi-platinum success as part of three legendary bands and selling over 30 million records worldwide over three decades as a Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist (while remaining one of the least attention-seeking “celebrities” in the industry), he has never succumbed to a need to join the musical trend of the moment. His career began with Seattle trailblazers Soundgarden, whose wild and expansive soundscapes combined visceral punk attitude with artistic depth, hard rock’s sonic power with truly beautiful, goose-bump inducing emotion. Fiercely original, in 1989 they were the first of their generation of Seattle bands to sign to a major label and go on to maintain the full integrity of their work, which continued to evolve over the course of seven groundbreaking albums. Soundgarden made an historic return to the live stage in 2010 and have since toured the world and released the all-new studio album King Animal to widespread accolades.
Cornell has never shied away from exploring the possibilities of 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 the supergroup Audioslave. The multi-platinum band that once again showcased Chris’s amazing vocal and emotional range (and that of his bandmates as well) released three albums and packed stadiums around the world, becoming the first American rock group to perform a massive free concert in Castro’s Cuba. Cornell has collaborated with many other artists as well, most recently with 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 been the backdrop for both big budget and independent cinema. As a solo artist, he was the first American male 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 “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 media kudos worldwide. Jim Farber of the “New York Daily News” keenly observed that “…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, note, the original title) on August 14th. The album will be remastered and re-released for vinyl for the first time.
Over the years, Cornell has been quietly but devotedly philanthropic, using music to support causes that help foster change, including Aid Still Required, Global Angels, Live Earth, MusiCares, and Save The Music Foundation. The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation is currently raising funds and partnering with charitable organizations to mobilize support for children facing problems ranging from homelessness and poverty to abuse and neglect.