The estate of Chris Cornell has surprise-released a new posthumous album of covers, No One Sings Like You Anymore. The record marks his last fully completed solo album, before his death in 2017, and comprises of 10 songs that inspired the late rocker.
No One Sings Like You Anymore features renditions of songs like John Lennon’s Watching the Wheels, Harry Nilsson’s Jump Into the Fire, Electric Light Orchestra’s Showdown, Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U and Howard Tate’s Get It While You Can, and a cover of Guns N’ Roses’ Patience, which released in July. Cornell recorded the album back in 2016 and plays all the instruments, with Brendan O’Brien producing.
Chris’ widow, Vicky Cornell gave a statement saying just how special this new album is.
“This album is so special because it is a complete work of art that Chris created from start to finish.”
Vickey also said Cornell’s choice of covers “provides a personal look into his favourite artists” and the songs that “touched him”.
“He couldn’t wait to release it. This moment is bittersweet because he should be here doing it himself, but it is with both heartache and joy that we share this special album. All of us could use his voice to help heal and lift us this year, especially during the holiday season. I am so proud of him and this stunning record, which to me illustrates why he will always be beloved, honoured, and one the greatest voices of our time.”
Cornell had a successful career as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. He was also the founding member and frontman of Temple of the Dog, a one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood.
This album sounds amazing and will definitely cause a lump in the throat and bring a tear to your eye when you hear Chris’ beautiful renditions. Cornell’s latest and final project, No One Sings Like You Anymore is available to download today. However, a vinyl version will be released March 19th and is available to pre-order.
Cornell’s Cover Of Nothing Compares To You (live at SiriusXM)