One of the final recordings featuring the late Chris Cornell has been released – and it’s a posthumous collaboration with Johnny Cash.
The track, “You Never Knew My Mind”, is an acoustic ballad that Cornell made from lyrics that Cash wrote in 1967 but never released. It will appear on the upcoming compilation Forever Words.
Cash’s son John Carter Cash, who co-produced the album, says “I can’t listen to it without it laying me down.” Cash famously covered the Soundgarden song “Rusty Cage” on his Unchained album.
Forever Words also features artists like Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, Brad Paisley and Jewel all putting Cash’s unpublished lyrics to music. It will be out April 6.
Are you happy or sad to get new music from Chris Cornell after his death?
Hear Chris Cornell's cover of Johnny Cash's "You Never Knew My Mind" https://t.co/IafmHvssQ5
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