DARKHER present an incredibly beautiful rendering of that in many ways most tragic SOUNDGARDEN song ‘Like Suicide‘, which is carried by Jayn Maiven’s magical voice and haunting instrumentation. The mysterious British artist has furthermore illustrated this touching song with a brilliant video.
More information about the forthcoming MER Redux Series installment “Superunknown Redux” can be found below. The massive double album has been scheduled for release on July 14.
The DARKHER cover track of SOUNDGARDEN‘s ‘Like Suicide’ is now available
DARKHER comment: “When I was approached for my own rendition of ‘Like Suicide’ by Soundgarden, I felt it was important to do a version which sensitively captured the spirit of the original song”, singer and multi-instrumentalist Jayn Maiven explains. “Yet I also decided to take the lyrics musically on a different journey.”
Jadd Shickler adds: “The death of Chris Cornell hit fans and musicians like a bomb, myself included”, the label manager writes. “In an inexplicable way, it felt almost like I’d lost a personal friend. I did not actually know him, but there was so much longing and melancholy in a lot of his music that one could almost feel that he’d spent his life fighting to hold himself together and eventually just couldn’t fight anymore. When the time came to assemble the artists to re-imagine ‘Superunknown’, it felt important to make a statement about losing him, so I specifically asked Darkher to consider taking on ‘Like Suicide’. I knew that her delicate, haunting nature would recast this song as something more tragic and amplify the visceral sense of loss that so many of us feel about Chris being gone. And just as I expected, her rendition is a perfectly heartbroken goodbye.”
The sinister yet beguiling images that DARKHER aka Jayn Maiven paints with her ethereal vocals, guitars, and added strings conjure iridescent cinematic scenes in which it becomes hard to tell whether there lies beauty in darkness or if it is the other way around.
“Superunknown Redux” is available as a gatefold marble red and black vinyl 2LP, a gatefold white vinyl 2LP, and a gatefold black vinyl 2LP, and as a Digisleeve 2CD.