Michael Beinhorn – the producer of Soundgarden‘s 1994 classic “Superunknown” – talked about Chris Cornell’s death, noting via Facebook.
“Perhaps I’m late to the party, but Chris’s suicide has put ‘Superunknown’ into a completely new context for me.
“I was listening to some of the project roughs today and for the first time, what he was singing about hit home with profound finality – so much so that it felt like some unseen, unstoppable force had begun drilling a hole straight through me.
“I was obsessed with his lyrics when we were making the record and always suspected that they revealed a great deal more than he wanted anyone to know.
“But every time I would ask him for insight into what he was trying to say, he would always look at me like I was from Mars and shine me on by saying, ‘They don’t mean anything – they’re just words.’
“Yeah, right. So – those demons were real, after all.”