Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, visual artist, composer, poet and musician SORNE proves once again he is on a very different (higher) level of artistic talent than most in music today. This weekend the former Austinite shared with his fans and/or followers on Facebook that he watched the recently released HBO Documentary film, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. The film inspired him so much that he took it upon himself to cover the Nirvana classic, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Here is what he had to say about it on his official SORNE Facebook page:
“I watched the #hbo documentary directed by Brett Morgen about Kurt Cobain last night, and it inspired me to record my version of Nirvana’s #smellsliketeenspirit today. I feel like I was given an even deeper understanding of the human being who became the voice of a generation.
It seems like the Nineties was a time when anger was being vented, drugs were being sweat out and tantrums were had. I feel like now there is a collective readiness for healing, or at the very least a readiness to reclaim personal power.
I hope to serve a voice of this generation–to inspire the young and old alike for years to come without the abuse of drugs.
This is for you, Kurt.”
Listen to SORNE’s cover of the Nirvana classic below. See SORNE live in Austin at The North Door on June 26.