In a new interview with Music Radar SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil expressed the desire to release the unfinished songs.
He said the remaining members would like to add their parts to demos that were recorded by late frontman Chris Cornell for a now-abandoned seventh album — if only they could get hold of them.
“We tried to get this going two years ago, but we’re not in possession of any of the demos that Chris was working on… We have copies of them, but what we need are the files, so that we’d be able to overdub and finish the record. We are not in possession of those.”
He further added:
“We don’t know. We’ve asked nicely, we’ve suggested that this will benefit all parties if the band could just have these files, and we could finish the songs we were working on. But there seems to be some confusion amongst various parties as to what that would entail and how that works, and who that would benefit.”
As for what the material sounds like, Thayil said:
“Interestingly, there’s a psychedelic element… We had maybe a couple of sad songs, and a couple of heavy songs that in general feel were — where we were at in the writing process — kind of mixed like ‘King Animal’, but a little bit less of the heavy stuff. But it was still interesting, still quirky stuff.”