In October, fans of Soundgarden will get their hands on the band’s first new studio album in 15 years. In an interview with ARTISTDirect.com , frontman Chris Cornell says that he felt “a lot more relaxed” working on the new album and that his songwriting process for Soundgarden has evolved over the years.
“I'm not someone who walks around with a notebook my whole life and every time I see something I write it down or think about it,” reveals Cornell. “I don't really do that. I'll tend to read when I'm not writing. If an idea strikes me, I'll write it down.
Cornell added that the album’s songwriting process also benefited from the band writing the album “over the course of a couple years.”
“Having this amount of time to make this record hasn't hurt us,” notes the singer. “It's been good -- especially for the first record back. To not have a ton of pressure put on it with scheduling, release date, and touring is great.”
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