A Kurt Cobain Solo Album Is Coming This Summer
Fans are still reeling from the new Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, which among the sorrowful retelling of the tragic rock hero’s back story were several never-before-heard recordings from the late Nirvana frontman. According to the film’s director Brett Morgen, the world will soon gain access to an assortment of previously unheard music that didn’t make it into the film.
No, we’re not talking about Kurt’s crazy-weird mixtape that shares the documentary’s name. In an interview with Bedford + Bowery, Morgen revealed that there are plans to put out a collection of Cobain’s recordings this summer, amounting to a technical fulfillment of the longstanding Kurt Cobain solo album myth.
“The album of home recordings will feel like you’re kind of hanging out with Kurt Cobain on a hot summer day in Olympia, Washington as he fiddles about. It’s going to really surprise people. Just to be clear, it’s not a Nirvana album, it’s just Kurt and you’re going to hear him do things you never expected to come out of him.”
We certainly didn’t expect the sentimental power of his home cover of the Beatles’ “And I Love Her,” so we’re more than a little excited to hear what’s in store. Also read our in-depth interview with the film’s director, Brett Morgen, in which he explains the struggle that Cobain would eventually lose himself to. “You see that he wants to be a doting father but he’s losing his battle to his addiction,” Morgen reflects.