Chris Cornell will release his fifth solo album, ‘Higher Truth,’ on September 18 via UMe. The Grammy-winning rock frontman has unveiled the lead track from it, ‘Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart,’ and you can view its lyric video, directed by Josh Graham, here:
The album is produced by Brendan O’Brien, known for his work with Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Neil Young among others). Cornell drew inspiration for its stark arrangements from the work of Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and the Beatles in the ‘White Album’ era.
As we reported last month, Cornell starts a huge tour the night before the album release, on September 17 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, performing new songs and old favourites in an intimate, unplugged style. The tour continues almost up until Christmas, with the North American leg alone running until November 2. followed by dates in New Zealand and Australia until December 12, when the itinerary ends in the resplendent setting of the Sydney Opera House.
The new album follows the reissue tomorrow (August 14) of Cornell’s first solo album in multiple formats, with its original intended title of ‘Euphoria Mourning.’ The remastered record will be available on CD, standard digital download, MFiT (Mastered For iTunes), and, for the first time, on vinyl. It will also appear on audiophile 180g heavyweight vinyl, complete with a 320kpbs MP4 digital download code.