Published Sep 18, 2015"This guy can sing!" High praise from Jimmy Fallon for rock vet Chris Cornell on last night's Tonight Show, ahead of a performance of the latter's solo single, "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart." The Soundgarden member did his best to live up to those expectations with a light and rootsy TV run-through of the Higher Truth track.
Supported by a softened mandolin melody, a sunglasses-sporting Cornell sings of staring at the skies, looking for "a reason to go on." The heavy, soul-searching bent of the number is further explored by the singer's signature reedy cries, which go on to detail being shattered into pieces.
A slight folk influence creeps into the acoustics-and-drums arrangement, and you can peep the performance down below.
Cornell's Higher Truth hit stores today (September 18).