2009 has been a rough year for Chris Cornell. We here at Consequence of Sound have been less than impressed with his latest tour and, of course, the Timbaland-produced album, Scream. Add that up with a harsh criticism from a peer and youd be looking forward to next year, too.
Directed by Meiert Avis, notable for work with U2 (Where the Streets Have No Name, With or Without You) and Bruce Springsteen (Brilliant Disguise, Tunnel of Love), the video for this acoustic cut of Scream is simple: Chris Cornell sits in a room, playing guitar, while the camera circles him. Simple, sure, but its the delivery of the song that’s key here, proving that Cornells ability to write and perform still remains, even despite his recent endeavors.
It would be interesting to hear this album in such a stripped-down manner, and hopefully hell oblige one day. In the meantime, enjoy an intimate performance from the man who brought us Rusty Cage and My Wave.
Chris Cornell 2009 Tour Dates:
04/29 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
05/01 San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
05/02 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
05/03 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre