Chris Cornell Discusses His Depression And Mental Health In Unearthed 2007 Interview

​The NME​ reports that an interview has been unearthed featuring the late Soundgarden​/Audioslave singer discussing his depression.

Chris Cornell Discusses His Depression And Mental Health In Unearthed 2007 Interview

The NME reports that an episode of Mistress Carrie’s Side Piece Podcast has been unearthed that features the late Soundgarden/Audioslave singer discussing his mental health.

"I’ve been very fortunate and had a fortunate life," says Cornell in the NME's transcript of the interview. "But also a really chaotic life, and I’ve gone through some pretty dark periods – some of it self-imposed, some of it just losing close friends and people that I miss.

“Now, is something… I never even knew that this was a way that life can be like. Being happily married; having a family be part of my career, where it’s not a juggling act – where’s it’s just, ‘This is what we all do, together’. That makes it better!”

He goes on to discuss the effect his change of lifestyle had on his 2007 album Carry On. “Writing songs for my record was unlike any experience I’ve ever had. Rather than going into a studio and being in a dark room – which is what I was used to – and writing alone, I was in the spare bedroom at home, and with my kids outside. I could hear them running around. I just focussed on what I was doing, and then had my family there. I never had that isolating feeling that I used to get, and part of that is what brought on depression for me sometimes. That’s just not part of my life anymore, which is fantastic.”

Listen to the full interview here, and hear Chris Cornell discuss depression below.

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