Chris Cornell‘s 13-year-old daughter Toni has shared a touching recording of the pair performing Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, in honour of Father’s Day. Toni took to Instagram to say that recording the song with her dad was a “special and amazing experience” that she wishes she “could repeat 100 times over.”
“I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love every day. Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you”, Toni, Cornell’s daughter said in an Instagram caption.
The entire cover has been uploaded to Cornell’s official YouTube channel that features a sentimental, plucked clean electric guitar, with Toni taking the helm on vocal duties with Chris providing harmonies.
Listen to Toni & Chris Cornell’s cover of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ became a staple of Cornell’s setlists and according to Rolling Stone, performed it over 100 times before his untimely passing in 2017. Cornell released a recorded studio version of the touching song that was released in 2016.
“I performed his song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ for the first time a couple months ago. It has a timeless relevance for me and practically everyone I know.
“Sadly, now his own lyrics in this song could not be more relevant than at this moment, and I sing them now in reverence as I pay tribute to this unequaled artist who has given all of our lives so much inspiration and made the world so much more interesting,” said Cornell in a written tribute to Prince.
Listen to Chris Cornell’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ cover:
Pearl Jam paid tribute to Cornell at a recent show in Amsterdam, with each member wearing various pieces of Soundgarden merch. In March this year, the band paid tribute to their late friend with a touching performance of ‘Come Back’ during their headline set at Lollapalooza Chile.