Vicky Cornell celebrated what would have been late husband Chris Cornell‘s 56th birthday on Monday (July 20) by issuing a previously-unreleased cover from the archives.
The acoustic version of Guns N’ Roses‘ ballad “Patience” from 1989’s G N’ R Lies album features the Soundgarden singer’s signature raspy vocals over a raspy drum beat and gently strummed guitars.
“His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art,” the Cornell estate wrote in a FB post. “It is true a man is not dead while his name is still spoken…and, through his art, an artist’s soul still burns just as bright as ever upon all those that look up to him and his memory. Releasing music that was special to Chris keeps a part of him here with us- his heart and his soul. His love and his legacy.”
Cornell died by suicide at age 52 on May 18, 2017.
Listen to his cover of “Patience” below.