Kurt Cobain once sang, “I’ll take all the blame, aqua seafoam shame.” What was he talking about? I don’t know, but he’s releasing a brand new solo album this summer even though he has been dead (murdered?) for twenty-one years.
The album will be composed of previously unheard recordings found during the making of director Brett Morgen’s new Cobain documentary Montage of Heck. Morgan spoke about the album in an interview with Bedford+Bowery:
“We’re going to be putting out an amazing album this summer that I think will answer that question.” The album of home recordings, Morgen said, “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.”
Like what? The “BONK” noise from an iPhone? A “very nice” Borat impression? Little bits of unfinished songs that we don’t need to hear, necessarily, no offense? A duck quack? Cash register cha-ching, no offense?
Hmm. We’ll see! I can’t wait for the album to, as Kurt Cobain would say, “entertain us.”