Chris Cornell "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart" (live on 'Fallon')

Chris Cornell 'Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart' (live on 'Fallon')
"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).