Yesterday would have been late singer Chris Cornell’s fifty-sixth birthday.
Best known as the frontman of 90s-born rock group Soundgarden, Cornell took his unique rasp-laden vocals through various iteration and often would cover a song and make it his own.
In this case, the haunting re-orchestration of “Patience” by Guns N’ Roses is simple but still wrought with emotion. For anyone missing this mans talent, this unreleased cover will leave goosebumps on the nape of your neck.
If you are looking to explore more of his covers, please delve into Chris Cornell’s cover of Nothing Compares 2 U by Prince, it might just be one of the best renditions of that track ever.
His daughter Lily Cornell Silver just rolled our “Mind Wide Open” an IGTV series in honor of her late father’s 56th birthday. The project is an exploration of mental health and a wonderful way to commemorate Mr. Cornell.
Please take the time to check it out.
We should all spend more time destigmatizing mental health and mental health adjacent issues.