Billboard reports that a previously unreleased Kurt Cobain demo will be added to the August 7th theatrical release of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Director Brett Morgen refused to reveal when in the film the track would appear due to fear of fans filming it with their cell phones, but he did reveal that Cobain sings in a Beach Boysesque falsetto. The song doesn’t have a name, but was likely recorded in 1991 because it appears on a tape “on which he was also working on ‘Old Age,'” which was written during the Nevermind sessions and later rewritten and recorded by Courtney Love and her band Hole.
The lyrics in the track are unclear but it sounds like Cobain sings “Wonder how I breathe” and “I’m a bad man.” There are 30 to 50 demos from 107 cassette tapes featuring 200 hours of audio that Morgen had to work with.
“Kurt played around with sound collage, particularly with panning effects,” in which the record appears to move from one speaker to another, Morgen says. “And it’s a sensory experience that really envelops you.”
Morgen did not give an update on the Kurt Cobain solo album that was previously announced to have been in the works featuring unreleased material, but this track seeing the light of day is a positive sign.