Kurt Cobain Lives On! Solo Album Set for November Release

Olivia Jakiel
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A collection of solo music from the late rock star will be released in November along with a biopic about his life.


The album will act as a soundtrack to the documentary Montage of Heck, which will be released in the US on November 6 on DVD.

The film’s director, Brett Morgen, told Billboard, "It feels like you're in Kurt's house, watching him create. You're eavesdropping on him… in the most positive sense of the word, with a great deal of sensitivity, too."

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Morgen said he decided to dive deep into the archives for Cobain’s daughter, Francis Bean Cobain, after completing the movie. The material was compiled from 200+ hours of recordings involving 108 cassettes. Apparently, there is also a “mind-blowing” 12 minute acoustic track as well as a song in which Kurt shows off his falsetto. 

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The director also said that the album would feature unreleased music from the film and includes “audio montages that Kurt Cobain created, recordings of Cobain speaking between each track, as well as a sketch comedy routine.” 

Very interesting!

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This is definitely sounding like we are going to see a side of Cobain that we haven’t seen before!

The music will reportedly be very different, painting something of a lighter portrait of the singer and that the lyrics are “really playful” and will give audiences a “deeper understanding” of Kurt and his personality. 

We're excited to hear it!


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