Kurt Cobain ‘solo album’ given November release date

The record comes the same day as the DVD release of the 'Montage Of Heck' film

The soundtrack for recent Kurt Cobain film, Montage Of Heck, has been given a firm release date.

The yet-untitled LP is being labelled as a Cobain “solo album” and will feature unheard music from the Nirvana frontman. As AwardsLine reports, it will be released the same say as the DVD release of the biopic, coming on November 6.

According to Billboard, director Brett Morgen sifted through the extensive Cobain archives for home recordings and rare tracks. Morgen previously told US publication Bedford + Bowery: “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”.

The release will include recordings featured in the film, and it has been reported that other unheard material will also be included. Morgen describes the music featured as ranging “from thrash to ragtime and everything in between”. It will also include “a sketch comedy routine”.

Commenting on the soundtrack as a whole, Morgen said: “You really get a sense of how happy he was simply by creating himself. His lyrics are really playful, and, at times, you can feel his smile and warmth coming through.”


Montage Of Heck originally experienced a limited release worldwide during May, but will now be released physically on November 6. Billboard reports that a new, unheard Cobain demo will be included in the new version of the film.

Director Brett Morgen claims the song features Cobain singing in falsetto, comparable to Brian Wilson, and was thought to be recorded in 1991.

Morgen refused to state the scene the untitled song soundtracks as he doesn’t “want to get people out there bootlegging it on their cell phones”.