Higher Truth

Higher Truth is the fourth and final studio album by Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell. The album was released on September 18, 2015.

Chris Cornell Higher Truth.jpg
Chris Cornell Higher Truth.jpg

Recording

Cornell chose producer Brendan O'Brien as a collaborator to create a more intimate sound for the record. On recording drums for the album, Cornell has stated that "most of the songs with drums are either loops that I made electronically or that Brendan basically recorded just playing a little drum kit he had," Cornell says. "We just made loops, layered things and played some percussion stuff."

Critical reception

Upon its release, Higher Truth received generally favourable reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 68 based on 11 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic said, "While Higher Truth never seems as self-consciously confessional as Euphoria Mourning, this mellow simplicity is an attribute: a relaxed Cornell creates a comforting mood piece that's enveloping in its warmth." Collin Brennan of Consequence of Sound stated, "Higher Truth ironically doesn't strive for anything higher. It stakes its claim in the rich soils of the middle ground, a place that values intimacy above innovation, quiet truths above the ones that scream. And it's all the better for it."

Track listing

All tracks written by Chris Cornell.

No. Title Length
1. "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart" 3:54
2. "Dead Wishes" 4:55
3. "Worried Moon" 4:32
4. "Before We Disappear" 3:51
5. "Through the Window" 4:41
6. "Josephine" 3:38
7. "Murderer of Blue Skies" 3:42
8. "Higher Truth" 5:06
9. "Let Your Eyes Wander" 3:42
10. "Only These Words" 3:29
11. "Circling" 3:28
12. "Our Time in the Universe" 4:19
Deluxe edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Bend in the Road" 3:37
14. "Wrong Side" 5:13
15. "Misery Chain" 4:42
16. "Our Time in the Universe" (Remix) 3:58

Personnel

Credits adapted from AllMusic.

Charts

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 21
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 80
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 49
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 77
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 77
Irish Albums (IRMA) 43
Italian Albums (FIMI) 62
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 13
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 26
UK Albums (OCC) 37
US Billboard 200 19

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