Produced by Brendan O’Brien, the plaintive, emotionally wrought cover of the Gun N’ Roses classic sees Chris Cornell’s iconic voice take centre stage amidst acoustic guitars and minimal atmospherics.
Throughout its four minutes, ‘Patience’ once again reminds us how much poorer the world is without Chris Cornell in it.
Sharing the video, Chris Cornell’s estate wrote: “His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art. 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.”
Listen to Chris Cornell’s cover of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Patience’:
‘Patience’ was seemingly recorded during the studio sessions for a much-mooted solo covers album Chris Cornell was rumoured to be recording before his death.
Chris Cornell was found dead in his Detroit hotel room in the early hours of 18th May 2017 just hours after Soundgarden performed at the Fox Theatre in the city.
‘Patience’ originally appeared on Guns N’ Roses’ second studio album ‘G N’ R Lies’ and was released as a single in the summer of 1989.