Chris Cornell has released a moving acoustic cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U” – the Sinéad O’Connor hit that Prince wrote – as a tribute to the late songwriter. The song’s passionate vocals and raw recording play wonderfully into the track’s threadbare emotion. You can listen to the recording above.
To accompany the recording, which was posted to his YouTube page on Thursday, Cornell penned a tribute to an artist that fascinated him.
“Prince’s music is the soundtrack to the soulful and beautiful universe he created, and we have all been privileged to be part of that amazing world, I performed his song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ for the first time a couple months ago. It has a timeless relevance for me and practically everyone I know.”
“Sadly, now his own lyrics in this song could not be more relevant than at this moment, and I sing them now in reverence as I pay tribute to this unequaled artist who has given all of our lives so much inspiration and made the world so much more interesting,” he continued. “We will miss you Prince!!!”