A New Kurt Cobain Album Coming This Summer


As you’ve heard by now, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen had complete access MTV Unplugged: Nirvanato the late Nirvana leader’s personal archives in order to make his film. Well, it turns out that some of the music he discovered along the way will be released this summer in a posthumous Kurt Cobain solo album, of sorts.

During an interview with Bedford + Bowery, Morgen was asked about the highlights he uncovered while digging through the Cobain archives.

“We’re going to be putting out an amazing album this summer that I think will answer that question,” offered Morgen.

“[The album] 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,” continued Morgen. “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.”

Morgen also informed Bedford + Bowery that he uncovered 107 cassettes containing 200 hours of yet-to-be-heard or “rarely-heard” music from Cobain while making Montage of Heck. These include jams with Courtney Love, Nirvana and friends, not to mention various demo tapes, spoken word ventures, covers of The Beatles and more.

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