Just a little more than a year after Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell took his own life, his daughter Toni, only 13 years old, released an achingly beautiful tribute to her father. Recorded for Father’s Day, she sings a poignant version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” a song her father also performed live on many occasions. Indeed you can hear his voice on this track too. It’s a duet of sorts.
Released on YouTube, the song came accompanied by this short letter:
Daddy, 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 everyday. 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