With nearly a quarter century passed, the fifth day of April never gets any easier for Courtney Love. The Hole singer paid homage to her late husband Kurt Cobain on the 24th anniversary of his death on Thursday (Apr. 5) with a touching tweet expressing her undying heartbreak over his untimely passing in 1994.
“The universe always rips open on this day,” she wrote above a touching image of an intense-looking Kurt Cobain with a pacifier in his mouth holding their then-newborn daughter, Frances Bean. “Those ocean blue eyes, we miss you.”
the universe always rips open on this day… those ocean blue eyes, we miss you pic.twitter.com/wBPCbf6ae4
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) April 5, 2018
Love joined Cobain’s former Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic in honoring the late singer, who took his life on April, 5, 1994, and was found three days later by investigators in a room above the garage of the Seattle home he shared with the Hole frontwoman.
And though she didn’t directly nod to the grim anniversary, Frances Bean Cobain posted her first-ever original song on Thursday (April 5), sharing an untitled a cappella track that showcased some of the dark lyrical magic her father was best known for. The song appeared to have been removed a short time later.
The 24 year-old’s song provided some proof that the songwriting apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Singing in a powerfully soulful a cappella, Cobain let it rip on lyrics about crucifixion, Jesus, pain and feeling trapped, subjects not far from her late father’s tortured bailiwick. “I think I saw you when I was small/ I think I found you/ A penny for your good thoughts/ I think I found you/ Jesus hangs in your place on the cross/ All these hinges became unscrewed/ Heaven knows it was a cage on earth,” she sang.
On Friday (Apr. 6), in place of the song was a video of several brightly colored abstract paintings and the message “today I decided to make stuff instead of feeling sad #artissmart #tocreateisinnate.”