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Listen to Chris Cornell ft. Timbaland "Scream"

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American rocker Chris Cornell teamed up with superhouse producer Timbaland to work on his new album, titled "Scream," which will be released on Interscope Records in November. The first result of their unusual collaboration is the album's title track that will hit radio in the next couple of weeks. And with the help of Timbaland, Cornell might have a huge hit at his hand. Think OneRepublic, think Keri Hilson.

After working with The Hives and Fall Out Boy, Timbaland got a taste of working with rock musicians and Chris Cornell was high on his list to produce next. In interviews, he referred to the recording sessions with the former Audioslave singer as "the best work I've done in my career," and predicted that Cornell will be the "first rock star in the club." Cornell previously had a modest hit with "You Know My Name," the theme song for 2006's Casino Royal Bond flick.

"Scream" presents Timbaland's signature bombast - big, brash beats, dramatic strings and a radio-friendly melody. Whether you like Timbaland or think he's just too full of himself, you gotta give him props for coming up with interesting new twists and partnerships that defy expectations. Head over to Cornell's MySpace page to listen to two additional Timbaland-produced tracks, "Ground Zero" (reminds me of Cee-lo a little), and the party stomper "Watch Out."

Listen to Chris Cornell ft. Timbaland "Scream" (clip)

September 30, 2008 in Audio Streams | Permalink

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I am very interested to hear the whole album. I really like that both artists are willing to take a risk and try new things. It may not be to the "rock-purist's" liking, but hey, there are plenty of rock bands out there they can listen to...

Posted by: Dusty at Oct 1, 2008 12:14:48 AM

This album should be incredible. All songs i've heard so far as so catchy! Great pop! And killer vocals. Can't wait for the album!

Stew (Tas)

Posted by: Stew (Tas) at Oct 5, 2008 6:34:25 PM

I'm really looking forward to the release of this album. From what I've heard so far I'm loving the tunes.

Posted by: shaz_au at Oct 13, 2008 5:09:58 AM

I love the songs I've heard so far. Scream is currently my fav. I'm lovin the hidden track "Two Drink Minimum". It's very bluesy and Chris' voice sounds amazing.

I can't wait to listen to the entire album.

Posted by: esther at Oct 14, 2008 8:20:13 PM