Thursday, August 1, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Chris Cornell's "Sunshower"

New York City rainy street scene, 1955.
On a rainy Wednesday in the city, I knew I wanted something mellow to start my day - and, unlike his harder-edged Soundgarden singles, Chris Cornell's first solo album had just the ballad I was looking for. I've been in love with the 1999 bonus track "Sunshower" since I was a kid; I remember being mesmerized by Cornell's softened howl and melodic strums while plugged into my Walkman in the backseat of my parents' car. The romantic words resemble an old country classic in their simplicity, which I think is half the allure of the song. Sometimes, there are a few too many bells and whistles to decipher what's meant to be a love song - whereas I think these soothing lyrics have universal meaning. A little something for everyone.

Enjoy your rainy Wednesday.

PS Cooler days make me excited for fall weather - how about you?


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