Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has posted a clip online of him in the studio singing a new solo track called “The Promise,” with Cornell indicating that the full tune will arrive this Friday (March 10th). The song is the title track from the upcoming film starring Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and French-Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon, a love triangle drama set against the Armenian genocide.

  • The Promise premiered last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival and opens in theaters April 21st.
  • Cornell’s most high-profile musical contribution to a movie was “You Know My Name,” his theme to the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale. Cornell has also contributed songs or title themes to films such as Great Expectations, Machine Gun Preacher and 12 Years A Slave.
  • The singer told us he prefers to make his solo material sound as different as possible from Soundgarden: [“Writing any of my solo records, there’s always this effort to try to make it different than the band that I’m known for. Mainly just ’cause I’ve never — as a music fan, never really liked when those two lines get kind of smeared.”] 
  • Soundgarden last month announced a North American tour that will kick off on May 3rd in Atlanta, winding down on May 27th at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma.
  • Support on selected dates will come from The Pretty Reckless and The Dillinger Escape Plan. This will be Soundgarden’s first trek since a summer 2014 co-headlining run with Nine Inch Nails.
  • Soundgarden has reportedly been working on material for its seventh studio album, which will follow up 2012’s King Animal.