by Maria Sofou
It’s happening. 21 years after his death, Kurt Cobain’s first solo single is out.
After a long run of speculation, as of Sept.5 we have the first taste of what will Kurt’s posthumus solo album be, with the demo song “Sappy“. Back in August, Universal Music confirmed that following Brett Morgen’s Montage of Heck documentary about the Nirvana front-man, it will be releasing an official soundtrack for the film, including recordings featured in the documentary as well as previously unheard material.
Dave Grohl’s fierce drums and Kris Novoselic’s characteristic basslines may be missing, but Cobain’s poignant demo of “Sappy” (the song was first released by Nirvana in 1993 by the name “Verse Chorus Verse”) is as intense as his generation-defining screams. This version of the song gives us a vulnerable and fragile Cobain, playing his guitar alone and singing deeply from inside – “And if you save yourself/ You will make me happy/ I’ll keep you in a jar/ And you’ll think you’re happy.”
The album is scheduled to be released on November 13, 2015. Until then: