Chris Cornell and… Timbaland?!? WTF!

 

Subject header says it
all…
Out of
a seemingly unlikely collaboration, comes an instantly familiar sound which
defies genre’s and pushes the envelope of sound.”

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Honestly, we couldn’t make this stuff up.

 

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The eagerly anticipated 3rd solo record from Chris Cornell, entitled Scream, will be released this
Spring, on March 10th, via
Interscope Records. Best known as the
acclaimed lead singer and songwriter for Soundgarden and Audioslave, Cornell and producer Timbaland
have created a 13-track, inventive new work which looks to spearhead a brave
new world of cross-genre collaboration.

 

The two artists were introduced at the suggestion that
Timbaland create remixes for Cornell’s 2007 solo album, Carry On. Not content to merely remix a few songs,
Timbaland proposed that they record an entire album. Work began in early 2008
in Miami, and 5
tracks from the album are already creating a buzz on the internet and on radio,
including “Scream,” “Part Of Me” “Long Gone” and “Watch
Out.”

 

 

Scream is a seamless work. Timbaland makes inventive use of Cornell’s soaring melodies and incisive lyrics, setting his
intense vocal performances against a lush, expressive soundscape and
irresistible stutter-step beats. Like so many genre-busting musical innovations
of the past — including David Bowie’s disco collaboration with Nile Rodgers,
“Let’s Dance” – Scream is
a testament to Cornell’s ever
evolving musicianship and artistry.

 

 

A musical
tour de force, Scream’s album opener “Part of Me” acts
as the smash club hit on the record and “Long
Gone” showcases Chris’s stunning vocals and emotive melodies. Despite
its varying moods, the album is a cohesive collection of songs produced by two
of the most acclaimed American hit-makers on the music sphere today. As Cornell
recently told veteran rock journalist Matt Pinfield, “If you get into a
kind of comfortable corner, where you’re doing what you’re used to, you can get
locked in that corner and stuck there, and you’re done. That’s never going to
happen to me.” Cornell
says, “The whole album is a pretty radical musical departure for me. It is the
highlight of my career.”

 

 

Currently residing in Paris and
Los Angeles, Chris Cornell has been heralded as the chief architect for grunge,
writing a string of hits for Soundgarden, including the Grammy Award-winning
“Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman,” After recording  the
last album with Soundgarden, Cornell
continued to shine as a critically acclaimed solo artist. “Can’t Change
Me,” the first single from his 1999 solo debut Euphoria Morning,
was nominated for a Grammy Award, while a reworked version of
“Mission” was included on the soundtrack to the film Mission:
Impossible II
. In 2000, Cornell put his solo career on hold to join former
Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk in
Audioslave. In 2006, Cornell co-wrote and performed the theme song for the
James Bond film Casino Royale, entitled “You Know My Name.”
Cornell is the only American male solo artist to date who has ever been
commissioned to write the theme song for the Bond franchise.

 

 

Out of a seemingly unlikely
collaboration, comes an instantly familiar sound which defies genre’s and
pushes the envelope of sound.

 

 

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