Today (July 20), Chris Cornell would have celebrated his 56th birthday. In the late Soundgarden frontman’s memory, the Chris Cornell Estate and the singer’s widow, Vicky Cornell, have released his previously unheard cover of Guns N’ Roses’ acoustic ballad ‘Patience’. Listen to it below.
“Listening to [Chris Cornell’s cover] again after so many years it was hauntingly beautiful; it brought it all back in a rush of bittersweet memories,” Vicky Cornell said in a statement. “His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories, and art.”
Produced by Brendan O’Brien, the cover appears to have been recorded by Cornell as part of his rumoured album of solo covers. The singer died by suicide in May of 2017.