It’s been five years since Soundgarden released their last album, but it may not be much longer before fans get to hear new music from the band.
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell confirmed to People’s Choice at the premiere of the new movie The Promise in New York City on Wednesday night (April 19) that the band is working on a new record.
“We’re kind of in the middle of a new Soundgarden album,” Cornell told People’s Choice.
The singer said the forthcoming album is “shrouded in secrecy,” and doesn’t yet have a release date.
While Soundgarden is set to go on tour next week, Cornell said the band will likely hit the road again once their latest album is released.
In the meantime, fans eager to listen to something new from Cornell need not look much farther than the soundtrack for The Promise, a sweeping drama starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, and Charlotte Le Bon. Cornell wrote the title song for the film, which is set during the 1915 Armenian genocide.
"In a lot of ways it's this beautiful period drama but it's set during the Armenian genocide which is a story that in the U.S. hasn't really been told a lot, and there's a denial factor which I think is really dangerous," Cornell said about his inspiration for the song. "Part of it is writing a song for this beautiful film and a love story and part of is like trying to retell a little bit of history that I think people need to know about and embrace."
Soundgarden's new tour kicks off on Friday, April 28 in Tampa. The Promise arrives in theaters today (April 21).