Soundgarden "Been Away Too Long"

Soundgarden "Been Away Too Long"
Considering Soundgarden haven't issued an album since 1996's Down on the Upside, it's safe to say fans of the Seattle grunge group have been waiting a while for the upcoming reunion album, King Animal. Despite the fervour for the impending set, which drops November 13 through Four Entertainment/Universal Republic, singer-guitarist Chris Cornell is apparently a little unsure of how the band will be received, as noted in the somewhat self-referential new single "Been Away Too Long."

A "Summertime Blues"-style setup has Cornell musing over whether or not it's possible to "go home again," as the rest of the band back him up with a crunchy pop riff. "No one loves or hates me," he howls self-deprecatingly on the cut.

Elsewhere, Kim Thayil lets loose some fretboard-wiggling leads, and Ben Shepherd also gets to bestow upon us a bit of a bass solo.

You can check out the song over at 107.7 The End.

UPDATE: You can now stream the track below.