SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell has released the official video for his new song “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”, the debut single from his forthcoming solo album, “Higher Truth”. The clip — envisioned by Cornell and directed by Jessie Hill — features a cameo by acclaimed Hollywood actors Eric Roberts (“Runaway Train”, “Heroes”, “The Expendables”), W. Earl Brown (“Deadwood”), as well as Chris Cornell making his acting debut. It tells a love story in a quintessential Wild West setting with an unexpected ending. The video demonstrates Cornell’s instinctive ability to incorporate fascinating stories into his music. “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” is quickly climbing the Active Rock, Mainstream Rock, and Triple A charts. It was the most added song for two consecutive weeks at Triple A and Mainstream Rock and the most added at Active Rock for four weeks in a row – well on its way to entering the Top 10 at all three formats.
“Higher Truth” will be released on Friday, September 18 via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), and fans can pre-order the deluxe version of the album, which contains four bonus tracks. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, PEARL JAM, NEIL YOUNG), “Higher Truth” showcases Cornell’s constant evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman — telling human stories which transcend musical genres. Inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians like Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and White Album-era BEATLES, Cornell creates a musical universe unlike anything he has done before.
In celebration of the album’s release, on Thursday September 17, Cornell will perform “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” live on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. To watch the performance, tune in to NBC at 11:35/10:35c (check local listings).
Cornell will kick off the Higher Truth acoustic tour on September 18 in San Diego, California at the Balboa Theatre, stopping at famed North American venues like the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Massey Hall in Toronto and more before winding down on November 4 in Phoenix, AZ at the Orpheum Theatre.
The deluxe version of “Higher Truth” will contain four bonus tracks.
“Higher Truth” track listing:
01. Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
02. Dead Wishes
03. Worried Moon
04. Before We Disappear
05. Through The Window
07. Murderer Of Blue Skies
08. Higher Truth
09. Let Your Eyes Wander
10. Only These Words
12. Our Time In The Universe
13. Bend In The Road
14. Wrong Side
15. Misery Chain
16. Our Time In The Universe (Remix)
The new disc follows up Cornell’s last solo studio effort, 2009’s urban pop-tinged “Scream”. The Timbaland-produced set sharply divided fans.
The singer has also started working on material for the next SOUNDGARDEN album, which will follow up 2012’s “King Animal”.