Chris Cornell released his latest solo album, Higher Truth, back on Sept. 18. The rock veteran sat down with another genre mastermind — filmmaker/writer extraordinaire Cameron Crowe — to discuss some of his most personal lyrics.
The song in question is Cornell’s “Murderer of Blue Skies,” which Crowe calls, “the most loving anti-love song I can imagine.” Check out the video of their conversation below, premiering today (Nov. 16) exclusively via Billboard:
As it turns out, some of Cornell’s “Murderer” lyrics are autobiographical, and some aren’t. “I think being a sensitive kid who grows up in the world of adult relationships, my tendency has always been to allow myself to accept responsibility for everything,” Cornell says. “In some weird passive-aggressive way, like it’s all my fault.”
The Soundgarden frontman is currently touring the world in support of Higher Truth. Between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 he’ll traverse Australia and New Zealand, and between March 2 and May 7, he’ll trek across Europe in support of his fifth solo LP.