Before Chris Cornell passed away, he was working on a cover album project called “No One Sings Like You Anymore.” The album was to feature covers of songs from bands like Guns N’ Roses, Prince, and John Lennon. Turns out that Cornell’s final album will be released in 2021. Though we’re sad that it’s being released posthumously, we’re also grateful that it’s coming.
Vicky Cornell, Chris’s widow, had this to say about the album’s release:
“This album is so special because it is a complete work of art that Chris created from start to finish. His choice of covers provides a personal look into his favorite 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, honored, and one the greatest voices of our time.”
No One Sings Like You Anymore, Chris Cornell’s handpicked collection of 10 cover songs, which he personally selected and sequenced to celebrate artists and songs that inspired him. Recorded by Chris in 2016, the album, which is his last fully completed studio album, features his renditions of John Lennon’s “Watching The Wheels,” Ghostland Observatory’s “Sad Sad City,” Harry Nilsson’s “Jump Into The Fire,” Carl Hall’s “You Don’t Know Nothing About Love,” Electric Light Orchestra’s “Showdown,” Terry Reid’s “To Be Treated Rite”, Lorraine Ellison’s “Stay With Me Baby” (originally released for HBO’s show Vinyl), “Get It While You Can” (popularized by Janis Joplin), and a new studio recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” written by Prince. Chris’ cover of Gun’s & Roses “Patience,” which was released on his birthday this year, and earned him his first solo Billboard Number 1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart, is also included on the album.
- Get It While You Can
- Jump Into The Fire
- Sad Sad City
- Nothing Compares 2 U
- Watching The Wheels
- You Don’t Know Nothing About Love
- To Be Treated Rite
- Stay With Me Baby
The album is going to be released physically March 19th, 2021. You can pre-order it on Cornell’s official website here.
Vicky also confirmed that all previously unreleased Soundgarden music will see the light of day, eventually.