Soundgarden to step up writing process

Chris Cornell says that he and his Soundgarden bandmates will push ahead with writing the follow-up to 2012’s King Animal this year – but they’re under no pressure to record.

The singer confirmed in August that work had begun on their seventh studio album, with the band posting a picture of them in the studio earlier this month.

He tells Guitar World Magazine (via Blabbermouth): “Before the end of the year, we’ll certainly be working on writing a lot, but I don’t see us recording it.

“I think we’re going to make serious headway. The thing about us is we don’t use a calendar. That’s the only quantifier we use. It’s the only rule we carved out when we got back together.”

He reports there’s no “stress or tension” in the camp, and adds: “There hasn’t been one lull in our euphoria for being a band again, and I think it’s important for it to remain that way. That’s how we’re gonna do it, by not having a cycle.”

Meanwhile, Cornell has released the track Worried Moon from his acoustic solo album Higher Truth, out today (September 18). Hear it below.

He previously released a lyric video for Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart. Cornell is currently on a solo tour to support the record.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.