Chris Cornell posts clip of new Soundgarden track
New Soundgarden? It’s about time! On Monday (March 26), Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell announced that the grunge rock band have recorded a new single, and he posted a clip of the track on YouTube. It’s the first newly recorded song from Soundgarden in over 15 years! Take a listen to a snippet of the song, called “Live to Rise,” below.
With the guys working on a new album and, more than likely, tour plans, ‘90s alternative rock fans are no doubt at the edge of their ears to hear the new material. Soundgarden started recording the new album in Chris Cornell’s Los Angeles studio in March of 2011, and the disc is slated to drop this fall. Producer Adam Kaspar, who also worked with the band on 1996’s “Down on the Upside,” is helping with production duties.
Cornell recently told Spinner that the band’s new songs are neither “nostalgic” nor “retro,” and that he doesn’t see the direction going back to Soundgarden’s early roots. “I don’t even know what that would be. Soundgarden has always been so eclectic,” he said. “To me, it’s a continuation or in a sense it’s almost like picking up where we left off.” Speaking to Australia’s Triple M, he added that the album still carries the style of Soundgarden: “It sounds like Soundgarden, but I wouldn’t say it’s similar. I think there are parts of it that are gonna remind anybody of us, but we’ve always kind of progressed from album to album… It’s just kind of a natural progression, I think.”
Listen to a Snippet from Soundgarden’s New Song, ‘Live to Rise’:
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